New York City: Associations for Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment, 1980s. 11” x 8½”. Broadside. printed recto only. Near fine.
This menacing poster from the Association for Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment (“ADAPT”) pleaded with the public to stop the spread of AIDS by using condoms and not sharing needles. ADAPT, a private agency specializing in outreach to intravenous drug users, sent their teams to infiltrate shooting galleries, shelters, abandoned buildings, and anywhere else in the community where there was known drug activity. During these outreach visits, members sought to educate clients on safer practices and left behind sterilization kits containing bleach, water, cotton, and a condom. The organization supported the establishment of a clean needle exchange program.
A stunning example of AIDS awareness activism. None located on OCLC. Near fine. Item #3374