Black women and AIDS

Created: San Francisco Collective, 1990

Medium: Copy machine printed

Dimensions: 11 x 17″


This poster, one of four made for the 1990 International AIDS Conference in San Francisco, focuses on the lack of treatment for AIDS and access to health care in general in communities of color in the US, while the US military was spending millions per day to fight undeclared wars in the Middle East. For a comprehensive look at the this aspect of the AIDS epidemic in the US see the article “The Second Epidemic, Black Women and AIDS” written in 1992, on page 35 of Breakthrough.


Image: Black woman with child on lap on right.

Words: 52% of all women with AIDS in the US are Black. 61% of all babies born with AIDS are Black. Fight Back, Fight AIDS.

Color: black ink on white paper.

Sponsor:  Prairie Fire Organizing Committee


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