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Maker: ACT UP/NY
Date Made: 1987
Place Made: United States: California, Los Angeles
Measurements: 85.5 cm x 56 cm; 33 11/16 in x 22 1/16 in
Main Subject: HIV/AIDS; Ronald Reagan
Materials: glossy paper (fiber product); wrapped, corners
AIDSGATE This Political Scandal Must Be Investigated! 54% of people with AIDS in NYC are Black or Hispanic-- AIDS is the No. 1 killer of women between the ages of 24 and 29 in NYC-- By 1991, more people will have died of AIDS than in the entire Vietnam War-- What is Reagan's real policy on AIDS? Genocide of all Non-whites, Non-males, and Non-heterosexuals?-- Silence=Death ©1987 AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power
Acquisition Number: 1990-068
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"AIDSGATE" compares President Ronald Reagan's glacial response to the developing AIDS epidemic to the scandal of Watergate. In the 1980s, many people mistakenly believed that AIDS afflicted only homosexual men and was even referred to as the "gay cancer." Reagan's ultra-conservative platform shaped an economic agenda that involved the reduction or elimination or many health care and social programs. As a result, he did begin to address the AIDS crisis until 1987, over six years after the first reports of the disease.