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Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture

Fear Mongering

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AIDS—even its name is deceptive, 1980s

By 1985, medical research had come a long way in identifying how AIDS could be transmitted, detected, managed, and treated. Although the second paragraph notes that AIDS can only be passed through bodily fluids, the opening few sentences harken back to the early days of AIDS as a silent, unidentified, and quickly fatal disease.

  • Publisher(s):
    AIDS Resource Center
  • Type:
Black and white photograph of front iron gates with “Cemetery” above gates.