If I use drugs could I get HIV the virus that causes AIDS?

Made:
1990 in England
publisher:
Health Education Authority

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Poster linking HIV, AIDS and drug use, illustrated with colour cartoon image and giving details of the AIDS telephone
Health Education Authority|Enquiries to Science Museum, London
Health Education Authority|Enquiries to Science Museum, London

Poster linking HIV, AIDS and drug use, strapline 'If I use drugs could I get HIV', illustrated with colour image, giving details of the AIDS telephone helpline, produced by the Health Education Authority, England, 1990.

‘If I use drugs could I get HIV the virus that causes AIDS?’ The question posed by this Health Education Authority cartoon poster outlines the dangers of sharing needles and other injecting equipment. It was aimed at drug users and reinforces the link between HIV, AIDS and drug use. The Health Education Authority campaigned throughout the 1980s and 1990s to raise public awareness about diseases such as AIDS. There was much confusion and misunderstanding related to the spread of AIDS. Posters such as these aimed to dispel such myths.

Details

Category:
Public Health & Hygiene
Object Number:
1999-241/36
type:
public health advertising
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Donated by the Health Education Authority

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