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AIDS – The Facts

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The New Zealand AIDS Foundation was formed in 1985, out of the gay community's response to the outbreak of HIV in the early 1980s.

The first case of HIV was recorded in New Zealand in 1984, with 136 men testing positive for HIV by 1986.

Fear, myths and misinformation surrounded AIDS in the early years and measures like these radio commercials were taken to try and educate the public at large.

Image: Wikimedia Commons.

Catalogue Reference 39908

Year 1985

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Advertiser: New Zealand AIDS Foundation

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