Top left to bottom right, 1999-241/14 poster

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Top left to bottom right, 1999-241/14 poster
Health Education Authority|Enquiries to Science Museum, London

Poster, 'No catch' AIDS poster which states you will not get AIDS from giving blood, one of 800 health education posters produced for the Central Council for Health Education (1927-69), Health Education Council (1969-87) and Health Education Authority (1987-2000).

AIDS was first described in 1981 and the virus (HIV) which causes it was first described in 1983. There was and still is some confusion among the public over how the disease spreads. It is a sexually transmitted disease and can also be spread through infected blood via blood transfusions or sharing needles. This poster informs people that AIDS cannot be caught by donating blood as a new needle is used for each donor. Hugging, shaking hands or using swimming pools also do not spread the disease.


Public Health & Hygiene
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overall: 296 mm x 420 mm
poster, aids and sexually transmitted infection
Donated by the Health Education Authority