Aids Poster Series

It’s Only Human – 1990: Ernie Washington was the man who inspired the creation of CCfH, and, so, this is our “founding” poster. In it, we see his struggle with the isolation and abandonment too often associated with AIDS – no matter who is the victim.   Mark Anthony – 1991: Children with AIDS and their families are often the most innocent victims of the disease, particularly when they fall prey to the same stigma. Here, the message of love and acceptance is portrayed in the eyes of a child with AIDS.
Elayne – 1992: AIDS respects no race, gender, or socioeconomic status. Elayne, a white woman with AIDS, was determined to demonstrate that fact and fight another battle: that against misconceptions and ignorance.   Aida and Raymond – 1993: Considered by many to be our most compelling HIV/AIDS poster, Aida and Raymond – a mother and son with AIDS. What they feel cannot be put into words; here it is shown.
Empty Chair – 1993: Although many of CCfH’s images have been bi- or tri-lingual, this was a piece developed and produced specifically for use in the Hispanic and Latino community, where women particularly bear the brunt of the stigma associated with HIV/AIDS. The poster is meant to encourage empathy and condemn abandonment.   Just Once (without a condon) – 1995: It’s a fact of life that young adults tend to believe themselves indestructible and immortal, and they live their lives and make their choices accordingly. Today, they can’t. Here, we show why.
Brother’s Keeper – 1994: This simple evocative image vibrates with the loneliness, tragedy, and grief associated with AIDS. At the same time, it is meant to encourage viewers to remember the sacred nature of life and cherish every person.   Empty House – 1994: Like the previous image, this one observes that Christians cannot, in good faith, treat people with AIDS like lepers. Christ commanded that we “love all men and women,” and this poster is a reminder of the word “all.”