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Please Be Safe

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Dead end, this is the alternative to safer intercourse, 1980s

While some public health campaigns focused on asking people to make a choice between sex and having AIDS, this poster emphasized safer sex practices men could use, focusing on anal sex. The poster provided explicit recommendations and ended with a lighthearted tone designed to encourage change in Seattle’s gay community: “Be part of the new gay spirit. Follow the rules of the road.”

  • Publisher(s):
    Northwest AIDS Foundation
  • Type:
Yellow square road sign that reads “Dead End” above text.