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A Timeline of Women Living With HIV: Past, Present and Future -- 1986

June 2012

1986. Women represent seven percent of U.S. AIDS cases. Marie St. Cyr, a Haitian-born social worker, becomes the first director of the New York-based Women and AIDS Resource Network (WARN) after it is formed by several women living with and affected by HIV. Silvana Strangis dies after battling cryptococcosis.


Caitlin Ryan is hired to co-author the first book on AIDS policy, AIDS: A Public Health Challenge. This book is distributed to all members of Congress, governors, mayors, and key public officials and served as the basis for many of the recommendations of the first Presidential Commission on AIDS.





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.
 



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