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Visual Culture and Health Posters

Title:
My Boyfriend Gave Me AIDS
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Description:
The message in this poster is tailored to reach another specific group: heterosexual women who don't believe they are at risk for AIDS. The poster addresses two public health issues simultaneously: teen pregnancy and AIDS. Like many posters aimed at convincing people that they should be personally concerned with AIDS, the message is short but powerful: "AIDS is a killer. Protect Yourself." When combined with the image, the directive allows the viewer to relate to the negative consequences of inaction on a personal level. Here is a woman who from ignorance made a mistake that the viewer could also make. The sober expression of a woman standing in partial shadow evokes a sense of shame. The message is a confessional laden with guilt and regret.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (539,676 Bytes)
Date:
1987
Creator:
Oregon Department of Human Services. HIV/STD/TB Program
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: A025254
Publisher:
Oregon Department of Human Services. HIV/STD/TB Program
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the Oregon Department of Human Services HIV/STD/TB Program.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
HIV
Public Health
Visual Culture and Public Health Keywords:
Target Populations
Exhibit Category:
HIV/AIDS
Unique Identifier:
VCBBGR
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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