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Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture

America Responds to AIDS

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Getting high doesn’t cause AIDS, it just lets it happen, 1980s

This poster made a direct connection between intravenous drug use and contracting AIDS, relying on fear to motivate people towards placing a call to a hotline instead of providing prevention strategies.

  • Publisher(s):
    Department of Health and Human Services
  • Type:
    Poster
Black and white photograph of a African American man sitting on a ledge holding an African American woman standing in front of him.