Collection of International AIDS Posters Available Online
The UCLA Library launched an online collection of more than 600 AIDS posters from countries around the world on Friday, December 1, 2006 at http://digital.library.ucla.edu/aidsposters. The release of this digital project has been scheduled in conjunction with World AIDS Day.
“The collection provides a fascinating insight into the many approaches that have been used to try to modify risk behaviors,” said Roger Detels, MD, MS, UCLA professor of epidemiology and infectious diseases. “The posters range from terrifying to amusing and reflect the many cultures from which they have been drawn, which include national cultures and risk group cultures. The collection should be of interest to anyone interested in the history of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and attempts to control it.”