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  • Advocating for Facts, Dispelling Rumors

    Color drawing of a multicolored beach ball floating on water.

    activity presents public health posters from the 1980s and 1990s. Posters were one of the many ways various AIDS service organizations used to reach and educate the public about using accurate information instead of rumors to prevent AIDS in the United States.

  • Fighting a Disease or People?

    Cover of the Surgeon General’s Report on AIDS

    activity reflects on a quote by C. Everett Koop, MD, the US Surgeon General who released the first report on AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) in 1986. Read the report for yourself, as well as speeches, letters and newspaper columns with divergent reactions to the report.