Print this page    •   Back to Web version of article

A Timeline of Women Living With HIV: Past, Present and Future -- 1983

June 2012


31 Years at a Glance

1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991
1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

1983. Liz Smith, the nationally syndicated gossip columnist, is the first popular columnist to write about AIDS. Barbara Fabian Baird, of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), becomes one of the first nurses to conduct AIDS research. The Women's AIDS Network is established. The CDC adds female sexual partners of men with AIDS as a "risk group." The New York Post headline reads "L.I. Grandma Dead of AIDS." The story goes on to describe how Lorraine DeSantis died from AIDS after receiving a blood transfusion in 1980.


Back to Introduction




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. You can find this article online by typing this address into your Web browser:
http://www.thebody.com/content/16548/a-timeline-of-women-living-with-hiv-past-present-a.html

General Disclaimer: TheBody.com is designed for educational purposes only and is not engaged in rendering medical advice or professional services. The information provided through TheBody.com should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem or a disease. It is not a substitute for professional care. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, consult your health care provider.