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Visual Culture and Health Posters

Title:
None of These Will Give You AIDS
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Description:
Public health departments across the country established educational programs much later than voluntary organizations. It was not until 1987, for example, that the Illinois Department of Public Health created a special AIDS section to coordinate the state's response to the disease, with 2.3 million dollars earmarked for AIDS prevention and education programs aimed at physicians, drug users, and the general public. The poster to the left is designed to assuage fears about the possibility of casual transmission by depicting "safe" behaviors in the same way that other infectious disease campaigns modeled proper preventive behaviors. The viewer is told that handshakes at the office, eating at the local diner, using a public bathroom, and opening an average door are "safe" activities. While challenging misconceptions about spread of the disease, the poster fails to make any distinction between the virus of HIV, discovered in 1983, and its symptomatic manifestation with AIDS.
NOTE: Original is slightly blurry.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (745,640 Bytes)
Date:
1987
Creator:
Illinois Department of Public Health
Source:
Original Repository: History of Medicine Division. Prints and Photographs Collection
This image may also be accessed from the Images from the History of Medicine (IHM).
URL: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/ihm/
IHM Order Number: A025159
Publisher:
New York Department of Health
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the New York State Department of Health.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
HIV
Public Health
Visual Culture and Public Health Keywords:
HIV/AIDS Transmission
Exhibit Category:
HIV/AIDS
Unique Identifier:
VCBBFS
Document Type:
Posters
Slides (photographs)
Language:
English
Format:
image/jpeg
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2016-06-03
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