Item #5336 Madonna: Who’s That Girl? [AIDS education]. Malcolm Ater.
Madonna: Who’s That Girl? [AIDS education]

Madonna: Who’s That Girl? [AIDS education]

New York: American Foundation for AIDS Research, 1987. Offset. 6 3/4 x 10 3/4 in. Saddle-stapled in wraps. [16] pp. Very good. Item #5336

This comic book providing AIDS prevention information, was distributed one night only at a Madonna concert at Madison Square Garden on Monday July 13, 1987. On the inside front cover is a reproduction of a handwritten note from Madonna, detailing her personal connection to AIDS - the death of her friend, Martin Burgoyne. Produced by the American Foundation for AIDS Research with editorial assistance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), this graphic booklet outlined for the readers potential ways of contracting the virus, and corrected rumors that AIDS could be acquired from handshaking, kissing, dentistry or other now ridiculous examples. The comic also makes clear that AIDS is not a disease exclusive to homosexual men, as had first been reported.

A scarce example of important AIDS education distributed by the Queen of Pop during the height of the epidemic and hysteria, from the same year that Princess Diana caused a media uproar by declining to wear gloves when shaking hands with AIDS doctors, nurses, and patients.


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