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

 7/10 

Capitol Building

1986

By 1986, women represented 7 percent of U.S. AIDS cases. As such, more and more women were taking on leadership roles in the fight against HIV. Marie St. Cyr, a Haitian-born social worker, becomes the first director of the New-York based Women and AIDS Resource Network (WARN) after it is formed by several women living with and affected by HIV.

Caitlin Ryan was hired to co-author the first book on AIDS policy, AIDS: A Public Health Challenge. This book was distributed to all members of Congress, governors, mayors and key public officials, and served as the basis for many of the recommendations of the first Presidential Commission on AIDS.



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