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Notice to Readers Availability of Informational Material on AIDS

As part of the effort to inform the American public about the cause, modes of transmission, and other aspects of AIDS, the Public Health Service (PHS) and the American Red Cross launched a joint mass media campaign in mid-1985. Three television public service announcements aimed at dispelling misconceptions about getting AIDS from casual contact and at promoting use of the PHS toll-free hotline (1-800-342-AIDS) were developed and aired by stations nationwide. These announcements were recently sent to state AIDS coordinators, requesting that they encourage public service directors of television stations in their states to air them. Printed material produced in conjunction with the campaign is available for distribution.

The following materials, which were produced jointly by the PHS and the American Red Cross, can be obtained by writing to AIDS, Suite 700, 1555 Wilson Boulevard, Rosslyn, VA 22209:

Poster:Four-color poster features singer Patti LaBelle and carries the message,"Don't listen to rumors about AIDS. Get the Facts!" Provides PHS toll-free AIDS hotline number. (Up to 50 free copies) Leaflets (Up to 50 free copies):

AIDS, Sex and You Facts About AIDS and Drug Abuse AIDS and Your Job--Are There Risks? Gay and Bisexual Men and AIDS AIDS and Children--Information for Parents of School Age Children AIDS and Children--Information for Teachers and School Officials Caring for the AIDS Patient at Home If Your Test for Antibody to the AIDS Virus is Positive... Additional materials, which were developed by the PHS, are available from the addresses indicated:

Surgeon General's Report on AIDS (October 1986). Write to AIDS, P. O. Box 14252, Washington, D.C. 20044. (Up to 50 free copies) Facts About AIDS. Write to AIDS, Suite 700, 1555 Wilson Boulevard, Rosslyn, VA 22209. (Up to 50 free copies) Scriptographic booklets. Write to Office of Public Inquiries, Centers for Disease Control, Building 1, Room B-63, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333. (Up to 25 free copies):

What Everyone Should Know About AIDS (also available in Spanish) Why You Should Be Informed About AIDS (for health care workers) What Gay and Bisexual Men Should Know About AIDS AIDS and Shooting Drugs Videotapes. To purchase tapes ($55 each), write to National Audiovisual Center, 8700 Edgeworth Drive, Capitol Heights, MD 20743-3701, Attn: Customer Service Section; telephone (301)763-1896. For free loan, write to Modern Talking Picture Service, 5000 Park Street, North, St. Petersburg, FL 33709, Attn: Film Scheduling; telephone (813)541-5763:

AIDS: Fears and Facts (for the general public) What If the Patient Has AIDS? (for health care workers) AIDS and Your Job (for policemen, firemen, and other emergency personnel)

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