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 which states you will not get AIDS from sharing glasses and cups, 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 sharing glasses. Hugging, shaking hands or using swimming pools also do not spread the disease.

Details

Category:
Public Health & Hygiene
Object Number:
1999-241/12
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 296 mm x 420 mm
type:
poster, aids and sexually transmitted infection
credit:
Donated by the Health Education Authority