Thursday, December 1, 2011

Vintage HIV Posters



United States, 1988

Salon.com has this great slide show of HIV posters from different decades and countries. I especially love looking at social marketing from other time periods. The poster above, for example, says the "AIDS virus" whereas now, most scientists would say "the virus that causes AIDS" which is HIV.






Switzerland, 1987




Iceland


Israel, 1991




South Africa




Bahrain, 1991


Pakistan



Australia, 1992




Slovakia, 1994



Indonesia, 2001



Trinidad and Tobago


Estonia

This last poster reminds me of vintage STI posters from the WWII era in that it uses the female body to represent the disease, although at least it is equal opportunity in that it also shows a man in the same form.

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