March 23, 2011
It's impossible to overstate the impact Elizabeth Taylor has had on HIV/AIDS awareness and funding since the earliest days of the epidemic (Ms. Taylor died earlier today).
Since the early 1980s, when people were still wearing masks and gloves around AIDS patients, Ms. Taylor (Elizabeth to her friends, never Liz) has been at the forefront. She organized the very first "commitment to Life" event in 1984 for AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA) -- and while doing so, learned her friend Rock Hudson was dying of the disease. She co-founded the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) in 1985, and her ownView Full Article
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