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A Timeline of Women Living With HIV: Mainstream Recognition in the New Millennium

May 15, 2013

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Thembi Ngubane

2009

An increase in the number of HIV cases among women older than 50 in Brazil prompted the Brazilian government to launch a prevention campaign with the slogan: "Sex has no age limit. Neither does protection." The slogan appears on radio, television and print advertisements.

South African activist Thembi Ngubane died at the age of 24. For a little more than a year, Ngubane kept an audio diary chronicling her life with AIDS. Her audio diary was broadcast on NPR's All Things Considered.

The GRACE (Gender, Race, And Clinical Experience) study proves that it's possible to recruit a large number of women, African Americans, and Latinos into U.S.-based HIV treatment studies. GRACE, whose 44-week results were presented at the 5th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment, and Prevention (IAS 2009) in Cape Town, South Africa, was the largest study to date in treatment-experienced adult women with HIV to determine gender and race differences in response to an HIV therapy.

Fourteen U.S. organizations working on issues related to human rights, women and HIV/AIDS submitted a series of policy recommendations to guide the White House Office of National AIDS Policy while creating a National HIV/AIDS Strategy. The Office of National AIDS Policy held a historic meeting focused on women and HIV, and the second-generation female condom, FC2, became available in the United States.

(Credit: Globalwireonline.org)



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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