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Harm Reduction/Clean Needles

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You can get AIDS, bad habits die hard!, 1988

In the early 1980s, intravenous drug users often did not know they were at risk for AIDS. Campaigns like this one, from the Urban League, focused on the basic message that found needles presented a risk, since they often contained small amounts of blood from each previous user.

  • Publisher(s):
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • Type:
Black and white drawing of a dirty city street littered with beer caps, needle, and cigarette butt. Liquid from the syringe reflects a man’s face.