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Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture

U.S. Conference of Mayors and Municipal AIDS Projects

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Cover me and cover yourself, 1985

After the U.S. Conference of Mayors made funding available to individual city governments, participating public health organizations created community-specific campaigns. These efforts stressed practical approaches to limiting risk of being infected/transmitting AIDS, while acknowledging that celibacy would not work for everyone. This “divinely” inspired poster, a play on Michelangelo’s fresco of the Creation of Adam in the Sistine Chapel, presented condom usage as a strategy to protect both partners.

  • Publisher(s):
    Milwaukee AIDS Project
  • Type:
Black and white drawing of one hand holding a red condom as a hand on the right reaches for it with index finger outstretched.