Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture
Most men don’t cheat, do you?, 1980s-1990s
An HIV-positive diagnosis sometimes forced difficult discussions about sexual behaviors, including the new potential consequences of cheating on a partner. Instead of shaming its audience, campaigns like this encouraged people to take precautions to protect themselves, their partners, and their families.
Publisher(s):AIDS Health Project
A group of concerned mental health and medical professionals in San Francisco formed the AIDS Health Project (AHP) to support a growing community of people who needed emotional and psychological support as well as medical treatment. The AHP provided crucial, groundbreaking support in getting people tested: the organization offered the first large-scale testing programs along with resources to help people manage either a positive or negative result. This campaign used frank, simply put descriptions of the multiple costs of not knowing oneâ€™s HIV status, stressing the financial, personal, and family consequences of remaining ignorant.