At the height of the US/European AIDS scare in the late 1980s and early 1990s, many public health departments embarked on expensive and aggressive "information" campaigns designed to prevent what was loudly proclaimed everywhere as a pandemic of a sexually transmitted deadly virus.
It was the hay-day of the Padians, and some of you will remember the mass mailing that came with Anthony Fauci's earnest imploration to wear rubbers on all occasions.
Now, at the dawn of the 21st C., the French have their own take on the best way to deliver this urgent message in the form of a poster campaign with rather graphic depictions. You may Click here to view one example.
We do not think it suitable for children (or anybody for that matter), although apparently the French authorities, imbued with a passion only they can understand, thought otherwise.
Received a few e-mails from folks asking 2 questions.
1. Yes, the photo is authentic. It's history is precisely as Dr. Alagon writes.
2. Yes, the photo is highly evocative --but that's a reflection of the propaganda campaign waged by AIDS
experts bunglers. In order to sell drugs, you gotta sell sickness. And, in order to sell sickness, ya gotta gin up fear. The whole sex=death meme was purely a propaganda campaign to sow fear, in order to turn on the gov't research spigot and pharmaceutical profit spigot. Nothing more.