Policies, postcards and prophylactics: a project to catalogue and conserve LHSA's UNESCO-awarded HIV/AIDS collections (1983-2010)


  • University of Edinburgh

Project summary

The project collections document and illustrate the medical and social fight against HIV/AIDS in Edinburgh and Lothian from 1983 to 2010. Files include responses to the Edinburgh epidemic by the Lothian Health Board, charities and other organisations. This project completed the cataloguing and comprehensive conservation of the HIV/AIDS collections inscribed to the UNESCO UK Memory of the World Register in 2011, and a supplementary HIV/AIDS collection. They are fully searchable on the Lothian Health Services Archive website, which has facilitated access for the global medical community.