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A black woman wearing glasses and a head scarf holds up a condom packet; advertisment about the dangers of drugs, sex and AIDS by the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. Lithograph by Warwick May, 1991.
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San Francisco : San Francisco AIDS Foundation, 1991.
1 print : lithograph ; sheet 27.7 x 70.9 cm
Crack ... Sex ... AIDS. Photo: Warwick May. ©1991 San Francisco AIDS Foundation.
Warwick May San Francisco AIDS Foundation ©1991 San Francisco AIDS Foundation 1991 14/08/2008 UkLW Transcription from the item
This poster is aimed at the unsafe use of drugs, specifically crack, unsafe sex and black African American women. It was produced by the San Francisco AIDS Foundation in 1991 and formed part of an aggressive HIV prevention campaign targeting African American women who used crack. Many crack users were found to smoke the drug as a prelude to unsafe sex, a practice that has been associated with an increase in the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV in the early 1990s. Crack addiction and the craving for more crack lead many women to trade sex. The poster's elongated format was designed to allow it to be displayed inside and outside buses in San Francisco
Wellcome Library no. 667576i