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

May 15, 2013


AIDS Memorial Quilt


By the new millennium, 45,000 women between the ages of 15 and 44 are living with HIV/AIDS in the United States. Sixty-three percent of women with HIV are African American. One in 4 pregnant women in South Africa is reported to be living with HIV.

Coretta Scott King launched the AIDS Memorial Quilt in black colleges and universities. Women with HIV are now allowed further opportunity to be a part of clinical trials, as the U.S Food and Drug Administration passed the Clinical Hold Rule, which means women cannot be excluded from trials due to their "reproductive potential."

Additional reporting was provided by Mathew Rodriguez, editorial project manager for and

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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