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Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture

Fear Mongering

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The other night Charlie brought home a quart of milk, a loaf of bread and a case of AIDS, 1980s

Produced by the New York City Department of Health, this poster explicitly blamed bisexual men for spreading AIDS to their female partners and children. Instead of suggesting that Charlie be honest with his wife and protect her sexual health, it assumed that all bisexuals were unfaithful and unhealthy.

  • Publisher(s):
    New York City Department of Health
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Blue background with black text, black and white photograph on bottom left of a white man in coat carrying a paper grocery bag on a street.