Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture
How would you deal with it if one of you got AIDS, 1980s
The friends pictured here could not imagine their risk for contracting HIV, perhaps because they were heterosexual, perhaps because they were White. The poster encouraged them to have compassion for each other if any of them became infected.
Publisher(s):Centers for Disease Control
The America Responds to AIDS campaign presented a diverse group of people addressing a litany of questions about AIDS. The questions used an unidentified interviewer to present these fictional conversations, all of which involved women in this case, as happening all over America. The posters did not include any actual information on prevention or testing, the campaign encouraged a dialogue about AIDS among peers that diffused some of the shame and anxiety associated with the disease. In this way, the campaign combatted AIDS by first addressing the fear.