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Visual Culture and Health Posters

Title:
"If He Doesn't Have a Condom" [image 2]
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Description:
This poster is part of a series of four in this exhibit that were part of a wider campaign conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and the Department of Health and Human Services beginning in 1989, which covered various aspects of HIV/AIDS education. These photographic subjects are designed to reflect the target audience for the posters. Like many other public health posters, the subject is alternated to speak to specific racial groups. The women themselves speak to other women and tell them about their role in avoiding high-risk behaviors and making responsible decisions. The combination of image and text produces an ambiguous message, however, as the viewer is left to reconcile the tension between empowerment and blame. The posters entitled "A Man Who Shoots Up Can Be Very Giving" place the blame on the infecting man, whereas the images in the posters entitled "If He Doesn't Have a Condom" place the burden on the women. The textual message combined with the posture and pose of the women also address a common tendency to be accommodating in relationships, and warn them that their partners won't always be looking out for their best interests, especially where sex is concerned. They say, "Don't trust him--look after yourself!"
NOTE: Slide of original poster image is slightly blurry.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (752,411 Bytes)
Date:
1989
Creator:
Centers for Disease Control (U.S.)
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: A027970
Publisher:
Centers for Disease Control (U.S.)
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
HIV
Public Health
Visual Culture and Public Health Keywords:
Target Populations
Exhibit Category:
HIV/AIDS
Relation:
Metadata Record "A Man Who Shoots Up Can Be Very Giving" [image 1] (1989) jpg (662,284 Bytes)
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Metadata Record "A Man Who Shoots Up Can Be Very Giving" [image 2] (1989) jpg (700,406 Bytes)
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Metadata Record "If He Doesn't Have a Condom" [image 1] (1989) jpg (726,642 Bytes)
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Unique Identifier:
VCBBGP
Document Type:
Posters
Slides (photographs)
Language:
English
Format:
image/jpeg
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2010-06-03
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