Vintage STD awareness posters: from the funny to the disturbing

Some of these venereal disease posters would not exist today!

Stars Insider

27/02/24 | StarsInsider

HEALTH Public health

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), also known as sexually transmitted infections (STIs), have been around for a very long time. Indeed, diseases such as gonorrhea and syphilis have very serious consequences if left untreated. As such, by the mid-20th century, a number of public health campaigns were launched in an attempt to raise awareness and prevent people form contracting STDs, to get tested, and to get treated.

STDs, or "venereal diseases" as they were known back then, were a major problem for troops, especially around World War II. As such, many of the vintage posters you'll find in this gallery are from that era.

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