Sometimes the truth hurts.
But if people were truly concerned about AIDS, they would speak the truth about behavior. and just “safe” sex (misnomer). For “activists” “journalists” and politicians to feign horror at AIDS while avoiding the frank talk about promiscuity and homosexuality tells me they really aren’t all that concerned.
I remember an incident long ago where my lib (straight) BIL was telling about a bumper sticker he saw. He was outraged. The bumper sticker had text that read “Stop AIDS” and had the standard red circle slash over some stick figures engaged in homosexual activity.
He was outraged and clearly upset as he declared “It’s not true! It’s not true!”.
Obviously, he wouldn’t be as upset if he didn’t know that it WAS true, but it caused a cognitive dissonance with his liberal indoctrination that he’d immersed himself in.