“[The posters] needed to be [heated] because the government was really dragging its feet, especially Mr. Reagan, and there was this major epidemic growing in the United States. I’m sure it probably had something to do with the fact that it started out as a gay disease, and that was not a topic that was generally spoken about in public,” Edward Atwater, the doctor responsible for the largest collection of AIDS posters, talked to The Atlantic.
Translation: “He did not ask for a condom. He must be HIV negative. He did not ask for a condom. He must be HIV positive. How would you know?” Quebec, Canada.
Victorian AIDS Council, Inc./Gay Men’s Health Centre, Inc. Australia, 1992.Maryland. AIDS Administration, Photography: Jerry Seidl
Agency: MARKETEL, Creative Team: Gilles Dusablon, Linda Dawe, Stephane Gaulin. Canada, 2004.
Agency: MARKETEL, Photography: Martin Girard. Montreal, 2009.
Design: Carlos M. González Manjarrez, UNICEF. Mexico, 2007.
Agency: TBWA Paris. France, 2008.
Anon, Publication of the Public Campaign Project Group AIDS/SOA (AIDS/Sexually Transmitted Illnesses) in association with the VWS (Ministry of Public Health, Welfare, and Sports), in addition this is supported by the Prevention Fund (Praeventiefonds). The Netherlands, 1995.
Design: Art Chantry. USA, 1993.
Translation: “The youth counter-attack!” Action SIDA Laval. Laval, Canada, 1990.
Design: Idania/Del Rio. Cuba, 2006.
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