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A Timeline of Women Living With HIV: Past, Present and Future -- 1989

June 2012

1989. Rebekka Armstrong, former Playboy Playmate, tests HIV positive. The NIH publishes further guidelines on women's inclusion. Bruce Lambert writes an article on Alison L. Gertz for The New York Times. In later years, a movie is made about Alison's life. Amanda Blake, T.V. star ("Miss Kitty") on "Gunsmoke" dies from AIDS. Sisterlove, Inc. is founded by Dazon Dixon as the first and oldest organization in Georgia to focus on the needs of women living with and at risk for HIV. BABES is founded by HIV-positive women in Seattle under the philosophy that HIV-positive women are uniquely qualified to understand and encourage one another.

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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