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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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pregnant woman

1994

Though Elizabeth Glaser, one of the most high-profile faces of people living with HIV, died this year, many others were given a chance at life. The U.S. Public Health Service recommends that HIV-positive pregnant women use AZT to reduce mother-to-child transmission after the ACTG 076 study finds that pregnant women taking AZT reduce the risk of transmission to their unborn child by two-thirds.

Rae Lewis-Thornton, an African-American woman living with HIV and now a prominent TheBody.com blogger, was featured on the cover of Essence magazine. Former U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders is fired by President Clinton for saying that masturbation should "perhaps be taught" as part of sex education.



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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