Visual Culture and Health Posters
- I'm Serious about Love. I Use Condoms
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- Without reading the text in these posters, designed by T. Charles Erickson for the New Haven Women's AIDS Coalition of
the Mayor's Task Force on AIDS in 1988, the viewer would likely have no reason to suspect that these images are designed
to personalize decisions about condom use. The image of this anonymous young man personalizes the textual message that using
a condom is a responsible choice and a reflection of the feelings about your partner. The message--to be serious about love
is to be serious about disease prevention--links romance with sensible, responsible behavior. Rather than utilize strategies
of condemnation or fear, this poster, taken at face value, only offers the views and choices of one young man. The central
message--condom use--is simply highlighted in red.
- Number of Image Pages:
- 1 (583,531 Bytes)
- Erickson, T. Charles
- 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: A025297
- New Haven Women's AIDS Coalition
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- Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
- Public Health
- Visual Culture and Public Health Keywords:
- Safe Sex and Condoms
- Exhibit Category:
- AIDS Is a Fact (1989)
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- Document Type:
- Slides (photographs)
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