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A Timeline of Women Living With HIV: Past, Present and Future -- 1991

June 2012

1991. Kimberly Bergalis says her dentist infected her with HIV and requests that Congress mandate testing of healthcare workers. Kimberly writes the American Medical Association (AMA) requesting mandatory testing of healthcare workers. She dies by year's end. WORLD, an AIDS organization in Oakland, California, supporting women with HIV (founded by Rebecca Denison), publishes their first newsletter, by and about women living with HIV. Mary Fisher, a prominent woman in Washington circles, is diagnosed with HIV. Women Alive is founded in Los Angeles by and for women living with HIV. Mother's Voices is founded by Suzanne Benzer and four other mothers, each of whom lost a child to 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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