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Release Date 1987
Sponsor Central Office of Information for Deparment of Health
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In 1987 the British Government launched a major public information campaign with the slogan "AIDS: Don't Die of Ignorance". A leaflet about AIDS was also delivered to every household in the UK, with the advice -
"Anyone can get it, gay or straight, male or female. Already 30,000 people are infected."
By this time, the World Health Organisation had been notified of 43,880 cases of AIDS in 91 countries.
Although cases of AIDs in the UK have remained low due in part to high profile campaigns, it has now become a global epidemic. The United Nations and World health Organisation estimates that it has resulted the deaths of 3.1 million adults and children worldwide in 2005.
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