Whilst early national HIV/AIDS campaigns used alarming fear tactics, Andrew, and others, realised that education and prevention, were key. His designs reflected this.
"It was the AIDS crisis of the 1980s that sparked my teenage political awakening. I found myself working in and coming out to an increasingly hostile and dangerous world. Section 28, an uncaring government and a sickeningly homophobic media formed an unholy trinity of unpleasantness.
Whilst I was able to help get information about HIV/AIDS out there as part of my job, I also got involved in local activism. It felt like we were making a small difference and doing nothing wasn’t an option."