Interesting to consider that the spread of venereal disease was, until modern times, largely blamed on women (and specifically on prostitutes). Somewhere perhaps some scholar has drawn the comparison between the misogyny that historically attached to VD and the intense homophobia that attached to AIDS in the 1980s and 1990s. If not, it should be made. Infectious diseases, particularly of the sexual kind, seem to inspire scapegoating of epic proportions.
In the posters produced by the WPA women were always the culprits. (Uhhhh... and how did they catch it? From toilet seats?)