Antiphonal. Parchment, 1 leaf cropped at margins. 12 lines of text with music; ruling not discernible. Liturgical gothic bookhand (littera textualis formata); dark brown ink. Primary initials alternately red and blue; initials in the text are elaborate brown majuscule slashed with red; music in square notation on staves of 4 red lines. A gothic cursive hand (s. XV) entered several notes on the recto, upside down, when leaf was a pastedown, including "Averrois commentator cum titulos fidei voluit probare rationibus nec potuit quare apostata in fede factus est"; "Sanctus Vincentius ordinis predicatorum habuit illum donum gratie, quod loquebatur suo sermone intelligibatur ab omnibus hominibus diversarum nationum." Used as a pastedown in binding: the verso is badly rubbed.
STOP goes across the top in black; AIDS across the bottom. Between the words are nine small illustrations (three rows of three each), mostly enclosed in circles, which depict the various ways HIV can be transmitted. The first 5 illustrations show what NOT to do; these are in red circles with lines through them. The last three show actions which one would NOT transmit HIV.
Colorful crayon drawing of a sad child standing in a field of flowers, arms stretched out to the sides, as though begging for a hug. Advertises services of and contact information for Gesundheitsamt der Stadt Oldenburg. Illustration originally created by AIDS Hotline for Kids in Tiburon, California.
11 small color photographs of women of various ages, ethnicities, religions. Photos interspersed with title. Other text appears in small blocks, also interspersed. Very colorful. Text is bilingual, German and English.
Red lettering on white background. Word "Arbeit" appears in capital letters on left side, printed sideways running from bottom to top. Other text appears in smaller type, in paragraphs going down right side. Provides contact information for 4 AIDS organizations in Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.
Nude photograph, black and white, of two muscular, slender men, facing each other. Image is from the neck to just above the knees. One man has reached his hand around to squeeze the other's buttocks. Ad for lubricant made by Hot Rubber company.
Photograph of young woman, dark hair, lots of makeup, dressed in a blue bra, black leather jacket and shorts, black fishnet stockings, and black thigh-high boots, leaning seductively against a stone wall. Title implies that she participates not only in sex, but especially in safe sex.
Colored drawing of two clown costumes hanging on a clothes rack, giving an abstract impression of two people embracing. Balloons, confetti and two half-empty champagne flutes lend a festive atmosphere.The caption "Lieber geschützt" is in white, except for the "r" in "Lieber," which is in pink to allow for the play on words in the title.
Drawings next to each instructional caption show (in order): a man and a woman with their arms around one another; two men having anal sex, two men having oral sex, and a condom; two men exchanging hypodermic needle syringes.