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"Don't die of ignorance" AIDS campaign (1986-7)

AIDS Monolith: Don't Die of Ignorance Campaign, 1987 | BFI | 20 May 2016 | 51s

"Don't Die of Ignorance" AIDS campaign | Witness, Radio 4 | 9m
In 1986 the British government launched the world's first ever public health campaign on HiV and AIDS. It was highly controversial and faced considerable opposition from Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Mike Lanchin speaks to former Health Minister, Norman Fowler, whose insistence made the campaign a reality.

Remembering and thinking critically about the ‘Don’t Die of Ignorance’ campaign | London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine | 20 May 2020
Past campaigns: AIDS don’t die of ignorance | Ethical Marketing News | 30 Apr 2017
The AIDS health campaign | The National Archives | 26 Jan 2016
Thatcher tried to block 'bad taste' public health warnings about AIDS | The Guardian | 30 Dec 2015

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