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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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Glaser AIDS Foundation

1988

1988 is a year of important strides and misguided missteps for women. While revised NIH guidelines suggest "by gender" analysis of data being collected in clinical trials, clear standards for women's inclusion in the trials are not established. A Cosmopolitan magazine article written by a psychiatrist tells women that they can have unprotected vaginal intercourse with an HIV-positive man if they have "healthy vaginas." The article also said that most heterosexuals were not at risk for HIV and that it is impossible to transmit HIV using the "missionary position." Meanwhile, amid the misinformation, women are named the fastest growing population with HIV.

Elizabeth Glaser, Susan DeLaurentis and Susan Zeeger co-found the Pediatric AIDS Foundation after learning that Elizabeth, her daughter Ariel and her son Jake are living with HIV.



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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