Understanding AIDS

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May 1988


Approximately 107 million English-language versions of the Understanding AIDS brochure was distributed to every home and residential post office box by the U.S. Postal Service between May 26 and June 30, 1988. A Spanish-language version was distributed in Puerto Rico, and a version in braille was available upon request after May 26, 1988. The national mailing marked the first time the federal government attempted to contact virtually every resident, directly by mail, regarding a significant public health problem.


U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


“Understanding AIDS ,” The Global Health Chronicles, accessed August 15, 2020, https://globalhealthchronicles.org/items/show/8156.