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A Timeline of Women Living With HIV: Past, Present and Future -- 1994

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
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1994. The ACTG 076 study finds that pregnant women taking AZT reduce the risk of HIV transmission to their unborn child by two-thirds. The U.S. Public Health Service recommends that HIV-positive pregnant women use AZT to reduce mother-to-child transmission. Elizabeth Glaser, co-founder of the Pediatric AIDS Foundation, dies. Former U.S. Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders is fired by President Clinton for saying that masturbation should "perhaps be taught" as part of sex education. Rae Lewis-Thornton, an African-American woman living with HIV, is featured on the cover of Essence magazine.


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