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The "Don't Die of Ignorance" Aids Campaign

In 1986 the British government launched the world's first ever public health campaign on Hiv Aids. Norman Fowler was the government minister behind the controversial campaign.

In 1986 the British government launched the world's first ever public health campaign on Hiv Aids. It was highly controversial and faced considerable opposition from Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Mike Lanchin speaks to former Health Minister, Norman Fowler, whose insistence made the campaign a reality.

Photo: Norman Fowler of a poster reading "Aids Don"t Die Of Ignorance," Nov. 1986 (Crown Copyright)

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