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Fight the Fear

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AIDS: Trading Fears for Facts, A Guide for Teens, 1989

Keith Haring’s colorful, cartoonish, and iconic images brought a memorable aesthetic to several AIDS awareness campaigns. In 1989, after his own diagnosis, he founded the Keith Haring Foundation to make his art available to AIDS organizations, along with grants for research and care for others with HIV/AIDS. His brightly colored, featureless figures reminded viewers that AIDS did not discriminate and that everyone needed to make decisions about their health based on facts instead of fear. The foundation continues to work today in two related areas: support for children with AIDS and HIV/AIDS research, education and care.

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    Consumer Union of the US
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Drawing of three people, one covering ears, another mouth, and another eyes.