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

March 15, 2013

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Hollywood

1985

Hollywood began to take notice of AIDS in 1985. Actress Elizabeth Taylor, along with Dr. Mathilde Krim, co-found amfAR (the American Foundation for AIDS Research). Elizabeth Taylor hosts the first Hollywood AIDS fundraiser. Singers Bette Midler and Barbara Streisand appear in a sold out fundraiser for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, which released its first brochure about women and AIDS that year.

Though not of the Hollywood ilk, Mother Theresa visited AIDS patients at George Washington University after receiving a Medal of Freedom from President Ronald Reagan.



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.


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