A city-based doctor has demanded a ban on all such government-run AIDS awareness advertisements, which highlight that using condoms are the only way to prevent the menace.
He alleged that the government was not focusing enough on other reasons of the HIV infection, which include deep kissing as highlighted by some researches.
Dr Manohar Bhandari said he had already sent a letter to Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry and National AIDS Control Organisation in this regard.
In the notices sent on September 26, the Doctor claimed that deep kissing can also spread HIV.
The training module for health workers, however, mentions that hugging and kissing do not spread HIV menace.