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Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture

Condoms as Safer Sex

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You can’t live on hope, 1980s

Outreach campaigns frequently used comics to depict a wide variety of situations involving AIDS, often employing humor to communicate important information about prevention, testing, and treatment. This poster employed thought bubbles to contest an all-too-common myth that AIDS did not affect the straight community and reinforce the importance of testing.

  • Publisher(s):
    New York City Department of Health
  • Type:
Black and white drawing of a white man and woman naked in bed kissing, both have thought bubbles over their heads.