Do not point fingers. Anyone can get AIDS. Even you

Poster
1990 (published)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The 1996 V&A exhibition ‘Graphic Responses to AIDS’ highlighted the different techniques and media being used by designers in graphic work relating to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The curator, Shaun Cole, collected more than 100 posters from around the world for the display. This poster was given by the STD/AIDS Control Programme at the Ministry of Health in Entebbe, Uganda.

Uganda has been hard hit by HIV/AIDS. The first case was identified in 1982 and the epidemic spread quickly to all parts of the country. By the end of 1992 the national prevalence rate was estimated at 18.3% with some areas registering rates above 30%. A strong response from governmental, health and community organisations emphasising prevention led to declining rates from the mid-1990s. However, AIDS remains the leading cause of death amongst adults in the country.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour offset lithograph
Brief Description
Poster, Colour offset lithograph, 'Do not point fingers', Ministry of Health, Uganda, 1990
Physical Description
Colour lithograph. 'Do not point fingers' written above large hand with index finger pointing left. Below hand, 'Anyone can get AIDS / even you'
Dimensions
  • Height: 42cm
  • Width: 60cm
Marks and Inscriptions
Do not point fingers / Anyone can get AIDS / even you (Published by STD/AIDS Control Programme, Ministry of Health, P.O. Box 8, Entebbe (Uganda) / Assisted by USAID)
Credit line
Given by the Minstry of Health, Republic of Uganda
Subjects depicted
Summary
The 1996 V&A exhibition ‘Graphic Responses to AIDS’ highlighted the different techniques and media being used by designers in graphic work relating to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The curator, Shaun Cole, collected more than 100 posters from around the world for the display. This poster was given by the STD/AIDS Control Programme at the Ministry of Health in Entebbe, Uganda.



Uganda has been hard hit by HIV/AIDS. The first case was identified in 1982 and the epidemic spread quickly to all parts of the country. By the end of 1992 the national prevalence rate was estimated at 18.3% with some areas registering rates above 30%. A strong response from governmental, health and community organisations emphasising prevention led to declining rates from the mid-1990s. However, AIDS remains the leading cause of death amongst adults in the country.
Collection
Accession Number
E.903-1996

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