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A Timeline of Women Living With HIV: Turning Up the Volume on Women's Voices in the 1990s

April 9, 2013

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Rebecca Denison

1991

That year saw the opening of many prominent women's organizations and one rife legal battle. Kimberly Bergalis, claiming she was infected with HIV by her dentist, requests that Congress mandate testing of all health care workers, and writes the American Medical Association asking for the same. However, she dies by the year's end.

WORLD (Women Organized to Respond to Life-Threatening Diseases), an AIDS organization in Oakland supporting women with HIV, publishes their first newsletter by and about women living with HIV. WORLD was founded by prominent activist Rebecca Denison (pictured). Women Alive is founded in Los Angeles by and for women living with HIV. Mother's Voices is founded by Suzanne Benzer and four other mothers, each of whom lost a child to 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.


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