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Telling Scotland about AIDS

From the first reports of AIDS in Scotland, individual activists and organisations have sought to educate and protect their local communities. Historian Colin Moore shows how their campaigns evolved from simple pamphlets to fun and innovative messages incorporating sex, comics, football, and even a bright pink bus.

Words by Colin Moore

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About the author

Colin Moore


Colin Moore is a health history PhD researcher with the University of Strathclyde and University of Edinburgh. He is working on a project called ‘Communicating Prevention’, which examines activism, health education and lived experiences of HIV/AIDS in Scotland during the 1980s and 1990s.