Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
HIV/AIDS Resource Center for Women
Michelle Lopez Alora Gale Precious Jackson Nina Martinez Gracia Violeta Ross Quiroga Loreen Willenberg  
Michelle Alora Precious Nina Gracia Loreen  

A Timeline of Women Living With HIV: Past, Present and Future -- 1982

June 2012

1982. Women are sick and dying, falling through the cracks. Those women diagnosed with this illness are classified under the risk category of "prostitutes." An article in The Wall Street Journal states that male and female drug users are being affected by GRID. Mary Richards Johnstone, a wealthy woman from the affluent suburb of Belvedere, receives twenty units of blood from Irwin Memorial Blood Bank in San Francisco during heart surgery. She is later diagnosed with AIDS.


More From This Resource Center


Newly Diagnosed? Words of Encouragement from HIV-Positive Women

What Every HIV-Positive Woman Should Know About GYN Care and Prevention



This article was provided by Terri Wilder. It is a part of the publication A Timeline of Women Living With HIV: Past, Present and Future.
 

Advertisement

The content on this page is free of advertiser influence and was produced by our editorial team. See our advertising policy.

See Also
Newly Diagnosed? Words of Encouragement from HIV-Positive Women
What Did You Expect While You Were Expecting?
Most Viewed Articles
HIV Tools You Can Use