Welcome to the AIDS Education Posters Collection
The posters represented here were given to the UR’s Rare Books and Special Collections by Dr. Edward C. Atwater beginning in 2007. The posters, over 6200 of them, document efforts to educate and inform the people of over 100 countries in over 60 languages, from 1982 to the present. Additionally on this website you will find student projects (by UR graduate and undergraduate students) using the posters, links to other resources, and the opportunity to contact us to suggest translations, image tags and more. AIDS touches individuals of all ages. On this website you will find posters which are aimed towards educating young children, the elderly, and everyone in between, about HIV/AIDS prevention, risks, social advocacy, and compassion for those affected. Posters – as an art form and as a medium of communication – are graphic. As long as HIV/AIDS continues to affect people of all ages around the world, the purposes for which these posters were originally created will continue to be relevant.
EXHIBIT - November 27 - December 13, 2013. Friedlander Lobby, First Floor Rush Rhees Library
December 1st, 2013 marks the 25th anniversary of World AIDS Day. Recent years have seen a welcome rise in treatments that prolong life and help lessen the effects of HIV/AIDS. And yet with a rise in infection rates in the past few years among the most vulnerable risk groups, the crisis is far from over. Selections from the AIDS Education Posters will be on view.
LECTURE - December 6, 2013
Join us on Friday December 6 at 5 pm in the Rush Rhees Library Hawkins-Carlson Room when Gerald Oppenheimer — historian, health policy analyst, and epidemiologist — will give a talk, as part of this season's Neilly Series Lectures, on the politics and ethics associated with HIV and AIDS titled, "Death, Stigma and Commitment: The AIDS Epidemic—32 Years and Counting." A reception will follow the presentation.
For more on World AIDS Day:
Press release for Gerald Oppenheimer lecture: