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You Can’t Get AIDS from…

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You won’t get AIDS in a restaurant, 1980s

Despite a powerful and prevalent myth, early research proved that the HIV virus could not live outside the human body; therefore, sharing cups, plates, and utensils posed no risk.

  • Publisher(s):
    Centers for Disease Control
  • Type:
    Poster
Color drawing of a hand holding a salad on a serving plate.

With misinformation too readily available, this campaign from America Responds to AIDS attempted to reach a wide audience with neutral images and straightforward information on ways people could not “catch” AIDS.

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  • Color drawing of a mosquito on a yellow background meant to mimic skin color.
  • Color drawing of a hand holding a salad on a serving plate.
  • Color drawing of a white boy chasing a white girl.
  • Color drawing of a multicolored beach ball floating on water.