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Please Be Safe

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Meet the safety pin, 1980s

An extension of the Northwest AIDS Foundation “Please Be Safe” campaign was the “Safety Pin,” a symbol that the wearer believed in and practiced safer sex. Efforts like this helped spread information about AIDS and created new community norms that stressed prevention and safety.

  • Publisher(s):
    Northwest AIDS Foundation
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Color photograph of a safety pin on a red sweater. The pin has a yellow roadside on it.