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Aids Virus Identified

23 April 1984
Call number: 
BG D59/173

Since the beginning of the 80s, AIDS has been responsible for a growing number of victims. April 23, 1984 saw a major breakthrough in medical research when the virus was identified. This eventually led to the development of medications that helped to control the disease in the West. The African continent was still plagued by AIDS, fighting it only with propaganda campaigns. Uganda was one of the countries that organized a successful education campaign. This AIDS campaign poster from Uganda is one from a large IISH collection of AIDS posters from various countries.