Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
HIV/AIDS Resource Center for Women
Michelle Lopez Alora Gale Precious Jackson Nina Martinez Gracia Violeta Ross Quiroga Loreen Willenberg  
Michelle Alora Precious Nina Gracia Loreen  

A Timeline of Women Living With HIV: A Small but Growing Chorus in the 1980s

March 15, 2013

 5/10 

Margaret Heckler

1984

Caitlin Ryan, a social worker, becomes the first executive director of AID Atlanta. AID Atlanta is the oldest AIDS Service Organization (ASO) in the Southeast.

That year, Margaret Heckler is the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. At a press conference, she announced that Dr. Robert Gallo has found the cause of AIDS. She also announces the development of a diagnostic blood test to identify the virus and suggests that a vaccine against AIDS could be produced in two years.

"There will be a vaccine in a few years and a cure for AIDS before 1990." -- Margaret Heckler



Additional reporting was provided by Mathew Rodriguez, editorial project manager for TheBody.com and TheBodyPRO.com.

Check out the other slide shows in the series:

For a more complete timeline in text only, check out A Timeline of Women Living With HIV: Past, Present and Future, by Terri Wilder.


Copyright © 2013 Remedy Health Media, LLC. All rights reserved.



This article was provided by TheBody.com.
 
See Also
More Viewpoints on Women and HIV/AIDS

No comments have been made.
 

Add Your Comment:
(Please note: Your name and comment will be public, and may even show up in
Internet search results. Be careful when providing personal information! Before
adding your comment, please read TheBody.com's Comment Policy.)

Your Name:


Your Location:

(ex: San Francisco, CA)

Your Comment:

Characters remaining:


Copyright © 2007-2014 Remedy Health Media, LLC. All rights reserved.
Advertisement
HIV Tools You Can Use