Story: Gay men’s lives

Safer sex

Safer sex

In the 1980s AIDS infection and mortality rates were highest among gay men. The gay community responded by encouraging safer sex practices to prevent transmission of the HIV virus. This 1988 advertisement by the New Zealand AIDS Foundation promotes the use of condoms during sex.

Courtesy of New Zealand AIDS Foundation

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-D-AIDS-1988-01

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How to cite this page:

Chris Brickell, 'Gay men’s lives - Gay activism and law reform', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/27643/safer-sex (accessed 25 March 2019)

Story by Chris Brickell, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 11 May 2018