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Poster - Thank God I said no to AIDS
  • Thank God I said no to AIDS
    Ministry of Health, The Republic of Uganda - STD/AIDS Control Programme
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Thank God I said no to AIDS

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Uganda (published)

  • Date:

    1990 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ministry of Health, The Republic of Uganda - STD/AIDS Control Programme (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour offset lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Uganda Minstry of Health

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 86, box D

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.

Physical description

Image of a big truck being driven down a village street with two women on the left gesturing to driver and the caption above "Thank God I said no to AIDS. I am going home to my wife."

Place of Origin

Uganda (published)


1990 (published)


Ministry of Health, The Republic of Uganda - STD/AIDS Control Programme (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Colour offset lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

Published by: AIDS Control Programme, Ministry of Health, P.O. Box 8, Entebbe, Uganda and Printed at: Health Education Printing Press, Entebbe
(with Republic of Uganda shield and World Health Organisation logo)


Height: 29.7 cm, Width: 42 cm

Descriptive line

Poster, 'Thank God I said no to AIDS', Ministry of Health, Uganda, 1990




Colour offset lithograph

Subjects depicted

Sexual health; AIDS


Africa; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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