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Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture

Condoms as Safer Sex

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Anyone can get AIDS, 1980s

AIDS primarily affected gay men and intravenous drug users in the early years, but quickly expanded its reach as the 1980s wore on. This simple poster from the Philadelphia Department of Health included a purposefully diverse mix of ages, races, and genders in an effort to get more people to see themselves in the new expanding and inclusive at-risk population.

  • Publisher(s):
    Philadelphia Department of Public Health
  • Type:
Color photograph of a multiracial group of people looking at the viewer.