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Visual Culture and Health Posters

Title:
AIDS: Sharing Needles Is Just Asking for It
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Description:
Early reports on transmission identified shared hypodermic needles as primary vectors. As a result, many AIDS posters targeted intravenous drug-users. While some of these posters overtly reflected either the didactic quality or moral message of early AIDS posters, this powerful piece from Australia's National Advisory Committee's "grim reaper" campaign appropriately conveys the gravity of the subject. Even more important than the text, the morbid image of a skeletal hand clutching a needle sends a chilling message that associates the behavior with death, imagery also used in public health campaigns against infectious disease and smoking.
NOTE: Slide of original poster image is slightly blurry.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (324,752 Bytes)
Date Supplied:
ca. 1988
Creator:
Australian National Advisory Committee
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: A026366
Publisher:
Australian National Advisory Committee
Rights:
Courtesy of the National Library of Medicine.
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Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
HIV
Public Health
Visual Culture and Public Health Keywords:
Target Populations
Exhibit Category:
HIV/AIDS
Unique Identifier:
VCBBGB
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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