Online Exhibitions/Resources

Postcards from the Take Care HIV Awareness Campaign

The Take Care campaign in Lothian began in the late 1980s in response to the realisation that cases of HIV and AIDS in the area were four times the national average, affecting mainly young heterosexual people. The campaign was intended to raise awareness amongst all members of the community, and involved advertising, events, and education.

The postcards shown below demonstrate some of the images which were used in the campaign to portray the message of safe sex and 'taking care of the one you love'. The Take Care collection came to LHSA in 2000, and consists of administrative files, information packs, reports and research, advertising materials, postcards and posters, audio visual items and objects. You can see a catalogue to the collection here.

In 2015, based mainly on this collection, resources for teachers in secondary schools and youth groups will be launched. The resources will focus on the Curriculum for Excellence structure and will also be useful for youth groups. Each resource highlights specific resources in the HIV/ AIDS collection in the LHSA. A fact sheet gives the background to the resources shown and suggested activities are included.

Please click on the images below to view, you can scroll between displayed images by hovering your mouse in the top right or left of each image.