Since the discovery of HIV/AIDS in the early 1980s, medical organizations have launched outreach campaigns in an effort to educate the public about the disease and how to prevent it. As our understanding of HIV/AIDS progressed, the messaging on the posters changed. Take a look at our gallery of early and recent AIDS awareness posters to get an idea of how far we’ve come.
American poster tackling common myths about how HIV is passed on (i.e. sharing drinks).
Credit: San Francisco AIDS Foundation.