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

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

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.


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