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German AIDS awareness ADs cause controversy

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An AIDS awareness group in Germany is trying to use one killer to stop another, and it's backfiring.

The group made a PSA showing a woman having sex with Hitler. The spot is sexually very graphic. The video shows the couple engaged in sexual activity, before revealing that the man involved is Adolf Hitler.

Then the message "AIDS is a mass murderer" is shown.

There are also print ads featuring Joseph Stalin and Saddam Hussein.

The producers say their goal is to "give a face" to HIV.

German HIV groups are furious over the comparison to Hitler. German Jewish groups say the ads are disgusting and offensive, and they want them removed.

So far the producers aren't budging.

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