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AIDS Monolith

In 1987 the British Government launched a major public information campaign with the slogan “AIDS: Don’t Die of Ignorance”. A leaflet about AIDS was also delivered to every household in the UK, with the advice – “Anyone can get it, gay or straight, male or female. Already 30,000 people are infected.”
By this time, the World Health Organisation had been notified of 43,880 cases of AIDS in 91 countries.
Although cases of AIDs in the UK have remained low due in part to high profile campaigns, it has now become a global epidemic. The United Nations and World health Organisation estimates that it has resulted the deaths of 3.1 million adults and children worldwide in 2005.

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There is now a danger that has become a threat to us all. It is a deadly disease and there is no known cure. The virus can be passed during sexual intercourse with an infected person. Anyone can get it, man or woman. So far it’s been confined to small groups, but it’s spreading. So protect yourself and read this leaflet when it arrives. If you ignore AIDS, it could be the death of you.

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