Poster with an HIV and AIDS related message, 'Taking condoms on holiday won't save your life' - advising tourists to take condoms with them when going on holiday, produced by the Health Education Authority, England, 1988.
‘When you go away, AIDS doesn’t’ is a slogan reminding holidaymakers to take condoms with them. AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) affects the immune system. It seriously restricts the body’s ability to fight infection and diseases. It is transmitted through the sharing of bodily fluids by unprotected sex, or by sharing needles and other injecting equipment. In extremely rare cases it can also be spread by contaminated blood transfusions. At present there is no cure, but people with HIV and AIDS can live for many years by taking a combination of drugs called anti-retrovirals. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, the Health Education Authority campaigned to raise public awareness about AIDS when there was much stigma and misunderstanding surrounding the disease.