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Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture

HIV Testing

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Take this simple AIDS test, 1980s-1990s

Testing for HIV became more essential as new treatments became available. Released to the public in 1987, AZT (azidothymidine) was a powerful, new drug that slowed the progression of HIV to AIDS—but it only worked with the benefit of early detection and treatment. Posters, like this one, stressed the importance of getting tested, specifically so that treatments like AZT could be an option.

  • Publisher(s):
    New York State and City Departments of Health
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Black text on a green background. Two boxes underneath title.