NP: State of New York Department of Health, 1987. 8½” x 3¾” unfolds to 11” x 8½”. Three panel pamphlet folded twice, printed recto and verso. Fine.
This pamphlet, produced by New York's AIDS institute, offered information to women concerning the risks of AIDS. The institute was created in 1983 to respond to the growing epidemic of the early 1980s and still exists today.
This startling statement greeted the reader on opening the pamphlet: “If you're a woman, you may think you don't have to worry about AIDS. WRONG! In New York State, nearly 1,000 women have gotten AIDS. AIDS does not discriminate.” Text explained what AIDS was, and how women became infected. Information regarding ways to stay safe, the effect of AIDS on pregnancy, and how to check if they were infected were also provided. A list of appropriate agencies for referral and assistance was also included in an effort to promote access to help and services for women during this critical period.
An important warning for women who may have thought they were safe from AIDS during the 1980s crisis. Not found on OCLC. Fine. Item #3349