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Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture

Condoms as Safer Sex

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In 1984, we discovered the AIDS virus. In 1850, we discovered a way to stop it, 1988

The fear of AIDS spread faster than the disease itself, even as testing, treatment, and information about prevention improved. This poster presented condoms as an important and long-used strategy for protection. By drawing a historical connection, it aimed to bring hope and reassurance to readers that they could protect themselves.

  • Publisher(s):
    AIDS Administration Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Type:
Color photograph of 5 condoms underneath text, on a pink-purple background.