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Visual Culture and Health Posters

Title:
AIDS Causes Blindness
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Description:
Responding to the problem of discrimination against people with HIV/AIDS, this poster counters the predominant views of some anti-AIDS campaigners. In response to nationwide protests about the threat of AIDS transmission in the workplace, the poster was created by the AIDS Action Committee, a community-based organization of volunteers established in 1983 that provides support services for people living with AIDS and HIV, educates the public and health professionals, and advocates for fair and effective policy at the city, state, and federal levels. The image of workers holding signs protesting the presence of AIDS in the workplace evokes the sense of fear and anger central to the issue. By asserting that people with HIV/AIDS present no threat in the workplace, the underlying text and title message suggest that people are "blinded" by their own ignorance and fears.
NOTE: Slide of original poster image is slightly blurry.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (751,174 Bytes)
Date Supplied:
ca. 1986
Creator:
AIDS Action Committee (Massachusetts)
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: A025272
Publisher:
AIDS Action Committee (Massachusetts)
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of the AIDS Action Committee (Massachusetts).
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
HIV
Public Health
Visual Culture and Public Health Keywords:
Solidarity and Human Rights
Exhibit Category:
HIV/AIDS
Unique Identifier:
VCBBHL
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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