Visual Culture and Health Posters
- None of These Will Give You AIDS
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- 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
- NOTE: Original is slightly blurry.
- Number of Image Pages:
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- Illinois Department of Public Health
- Original Repository: The 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
- New York Department of Health
- Reproduced with permission of the New York State Department of Health.
- Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
- Public Health
- Visual Culture and Public Health Keywords:
- HIV/AIDS Transmission
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