Go Daddy gives $500K to fund women's health center

December 13, 2010 By DANA WOLLMAN , AP Technology Writer

(AP) -- Make no mistake: GoDaddy.com loves women.

The seller of website domain names, whose Super Bowl ads with scantily clad made it a household name, announced that it has donated $500,000 to the Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS to launch a women's clinic in Phoenix.

The Go Daddy Women's Health Center, set to open in 2011, will provide HIV/AIDS prevention for women. In particular, the new center will cater to women with a heightened risk of catching the disease, particularly those suffering . The center will be partially funded by the city of Phoenix.

The Southwest Center, founded in 1988, says it already serves 70 percent of the 14,000 people in Arizona affected by HIV/AIDS.

The Scottsdale, Ariz., company's philanthropy contrasts sharply with the ad it submitted to this year's Super Bowl. In it, a masseuse rubbing down race car driver Danica Patrick strips down to a tank top and underwear, wiggles her hips and eventually falls into a pool, causing her shirt to become wet. In a Web-only ad, mocking the brouhaha, another model rips off her clothing to reveal a similarly skimpy getup and does a more sexually suggestive dance.

Explore further: 18th annual World Aids Day is observed

0 shares

Related Stories

L.A. billboards say AIDS a 'gay' disease

October 2, 2006

Stunning passersby, billboards have sprung up around Southern California declaring, "HIV is a gay disease," adding the tag line "Own It; End It."

Women with AIDS face cervical cancer threat

November 30, 2007

According to a report issued last week by UNAIDS, access to antiretroviral therapy is beginning to reduce AIDS mortality worldwide. But Dr. Groesbeck Parham, gynecologic oncologist and Director of the Cervical Cancer Prevention ...

AIDS experts go back to basics

March 27, 2008

The head of the U.S. agency in charge of AIDS research says scientists need to go back to basics to find a vaccine against the HIV virus.

Recommended for you

Machine Translates Thoughts into Speech in Real Time

December 21, 2009

(PhysOrg.com) -- By implanting an electrode into the brain of a person with locked-in syndrome, scientists have demonstrated how to wirelessly transmit neural signals to a speech synthesizer. The "thought-to-speech" process ...

Quantum Theory May Explain Wishful Thinking

April 14, 2009

(PhysOrg.com) -- Humans don’t always make the most rational decisions. As studies have shown, even when logic and reasoning point in one direction, sometimes we chose the opposite route, motivated by personal bias or simply ...

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.