A Timeline of Women Living With HIV: Past, Present and Future -- 1995

1995. Actress Sharon Stone becomes amfAR's celebrity spokeswoman. Elizabeth Dole, president of the American Red Cross and wife of Bob Dole (then the front-runner for the 1996 Republican presidential nomination), halts publication of a highly anticipated HIV/AIDS training manual for 1600 Red Cross chapters nationwide when her "special team" of advisors from outside the organization convinces her its contents are too explicit and controversial. President Clinton appoints Dr. Alexandra M. Levin to the Presidential HIV/AIDS Advisory Council. Dr. Levin's research includes HIV-associated lymphoma, women and HIV, and the development and testing of a therapeutic AIDS vaccine.