Bobbi Campbell at the Clinical Nursing Conference on AIDS at NIH, October 7, 1983.
This is an excerpt from Sunday, October 9th, 1983 entry:
…We had to get up early in the morning to go to Bethesda for the Nat’l Institute of Health’s Nursing Clinical Conference on AIDS. I had threatened to disrupt the conference and denounce NIH if PWA’s [People with AIDS] were not included, so Artie [Artie Felsen] & I got to do a “poster session” off in a separate room. We had two posters (they were a drag to carry on the plane). One had photos of PWAs and one had literature that we had developed. Interestingly, the nurses protected themselves professionally from feelings by glancing at the photos and flocking to the printed word. Many people didn’t look twice, much less speak, to the real people. Dressing for the part, I was in white pants, white shoes, and a clinical lab coat….
Bobbi Campbell Diary, MSS 96-33, folder 3, envelope 4.
UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management, Archives and Special Collections, University of California, San Francisco.
Play Fair, 1982
In 1982 the San Francisco Order of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence produced what was to become a landmark document in the emerging AIDS crisis. Play Fair was probably the first safer sex material written by and for gay men.
The brochure was probably also the first such document to use humour to put across an extremely serious message.
Your Lover Just Died and the Family Arrives to Take Everything
Christopher Street Magazine. February 1980
Stop The Church: ACT UP protest poster, 1989
Catholics, Condoms and AIDS, New York Times, October 26, 1989
Rock Hudson’s Mystery Illness
AIDS Is Germ Warfare
AIDS paranoia flyer, c. 1980s
AIDS is the Wrath of God, The Sun, 1985