Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture
On the wrong track, 1980s
The fictional Anna presented in this poster faced a challenging choice: break up with her boyfriend or contract AIDS. Instead of stressing positive, pro-active choices and strategies, this poster offered a clear solution on paper that would be far more complicated in real life.
Publisher(s):Centers for Disease Control
Aimed at a variety of audiences, these posters attempted to call attention to the inherent risk posed by drug use even though the copy provided no details about the danger. While one poster targeted men directly and the other used women as a way to reach men, each used a similar message and lack of instruction.