Needham, MA: American Red Cross, 1984. 8½” x 3¾”. Trifold brochure printed recto and verso. Very good with minor corner crease; surface indentations on rear panel.
This American Red Cross brochure provided valuable information to the public regarding some common questions about AIDS. It discussed the disease, the symptoms, and how it was spread, providing facts that were still not widely known at the time. It appeared the main purpose of the brochure was an attempt to dispel concerns and allay fears about the nation's blood supply, with detailed responses answering the questions, “Is the blood supply safe?” and “What if I need blood?” Extensive text discussed safeguards enacted to prevent the spread of the disease, assuring the public that donors were thoroughly screened to keep them from donating, and calling the notion that AIDS could be transmitted via blood transfusion as completely exaggerated. A list of resources and their services was placed on the back of the pamphlet for residents of the greater Boston area who wanted further information.
A valuable resource from the American Red Cross in the early years of the AIDS epidemic. Not found on OCLC. Very good. Item #2029