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AIDS awareness posters from the 1980s onwards

Since the advent of printing, posters have been created to inform the public of what they must do (sometimes on pain of death) in response to outbreaks of plague or other infectious diseases. The AIDS public health poster campaign chose print even in the internet age and dealt with issues of identity and behaviour like never before.

Words by Russell Dornan

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Russell Dornan