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  • Health posters from the past: visual responses to AIDS


    On World AIDS Day (1 December) take some time to look back at how the world responded to the AIDS epidemic by browsing our international collection of over 3000 AIDS posters online. When AIDS gripped the world in 1981, the… Continue reading

  • World AIDS Day talk: global visions in poster art


    World AIDS Day (1 December) is a good opportunity to revisit the much used and, it seems, well known, collection of AIDS posters in the Wellcome Library, which is now freely available online (search the Library catalogues for access): The collection,… Continue reading

  • AIDS in Zimbabwe: a designer’s memoir


    In 1999 the Wellcome Library acquired this AIDS poster in the colours of the Zimbabwean flag (red, green, yellow and black), but had no idea of the story behind its creation until this year, when we were contacted by its… Continue reading

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    World AIDS Day 2012


    It is World AIDS Day on 1st December, a day that has been marked annually at the Wellcome Library since the digitization of the Library’s international collection of 3000 AIDS posters several years ago. The collection continues to grow as… Continue reading

  • Terrence Higgins Trust 30th anniversary


      It is not only Independence Day in the US today. It is also the 30th anniversary since the death of Terry Higgins, the first person publicly identified as dying with AIDS in the UK on 4th July 1982. To… Continue reading

  • Library posters featured on BBC homepage


    The BBC have highlighted the Wellcome Library AIDS poster collection to mark World AIDS Day today. They have produced a slideshow showcasing a variety of posters from the collection, which numbers nearly 3,000 and represents 99 countries and 75 languages.… Continue reading

  • 3,000 AIDS posters catalogued


    A project to catalogue and digitise the Library’s collection of 3,000 international AIDS posters has just been completed. Forming one of the largest collections in the world, almost all the posters were acquired from a single collector based in Amsterdam.… Continue reading