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

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

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.


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