Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture
Who will take care of him?, 1980s-1990s
An early diagnosis often meant a more successful course of treatment, an especially relevant argument for the parents of young children, like this one.
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 one’s HIV status, stressing the financial, personal, and family consequences of remaining ignorant.