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Badge, 'Aids fight the fear with facts'.


About this object

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."

Object specifics

  • Title
    Badge, 'Aids fight the fear with facts'.
  • Accession no.
  • Type
  • Artist/Maker
    Liverpool Health Promotion Unit, Andrew Dineley
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
  • Materials
    Metal; Plastic
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Measurements
    25 mm x 25 mm x 5 mm
  • Related people
    Andrew Dineley (Artist/maker) ; Liverpool Health Promotion Unit (Artist/maker)
  • Collection
    From the Museum of Liverpool collections
Object view = Social History
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