Specialty advertisements, circa 1995-2009



Specialty advertisements, circa 1995-2009


Specialty advertisements about HIV and AIDS are used for everything from promoting HIV testing and supporting organizations for HIV positive individuals, to providing non-English speaking communities with AIDS prevention methods and information.  These advertisements are distributed freely at gay pride events, health clinics, bookstores, bars, and other venues.


“Unfortunately, AIDS has settled in and is going to be here for a long time and it’s become ‘business as usual’ for some people.  It is a career for some people.  But for most of us I think it’s still a cause, and it gives us that super ordinate reason to get to work, and get around the BS and make some differences now.”

Interview with Bruce Patterson, Gay Men’s Health Clinic, 1995
John-Manuel Andriote Victory Deferred Collection, 1901-2008


“I think the African American community for the most part kind of wishes the whole gay issue would go away because it has the potential for creating such an explosive debate that people are afraid of the splintering that might take place as a result.

I think that is unfortunate because at the end of the debate would be a healthier community.”

Interview with Robert Washington, psychologist, 1995
John-Manuel Andriote Victory Deferred Collection, 1901-2008


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Collection