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Artists, activism and AIDS

Many artists in the 1980s and 1990s turned their art into activism to raise awareness of the emerging AIDS epidemic. These public health posters from around the world show how they creatively challenged a growing environment of fear and ignorance.

Words by Lalita Kaplish

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About the author

Black and white headshot of Lalita Kaplish, digital editor.

Lalita Kaplish


Lalita is a digital content editor at Wellcome Collection with particular interests in the history of science and medicine and discovering hidden stories in our collections.