A Timeline of Women Living With HIV: Past, Present and Future -- 2011

2011. The 1st International Workshop on HIV & Women, from Adolescence through Menopause, is held at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington January 10-11, 2011.

The AIDS Alliance, in partnership with the Pennsylvania/MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center, hosts a webinar addressing the impact of HIV and aging on women.

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the AIDS epidemic on June 5, 2011, the U.S. Positive Women's Network salutes the progress driven by women in the epidemic.

Elton John provides support for a project to help homeless young Ukrainian women access HIV testing, social services, and medical care. The Ukraine-based ANTIAIDS Foundation issued a statement announcing the Elton John AIDS Foundation's commitment to help and quoting John as saying, "It's crucial for victory over HIV/AIDS all over the world -- to protect young girls and women who are living on the streets. They are highly vulnerable to HIV, and the goal of our project is to find new ways to help them."

Michelle Anderson, an African-American woman from Dallas, Texas, is crowned Ms. Plus America. Diagnosed with HIV in 1999, Ms. Anderson is the first openly HIV-positive woman to win a national pageant title.

A University of Pennsylvania study suggests that intervening in instances of intimate partner violence should be an HIV prevention strategy.

The critical 1% tenofovir gel arm of the VOICE (Vaginal and Oral Interventions to Control the Epidemic) study -- a five-arm proof-of-concept trial that has enrolled more than 5,000 women in South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe -- is discontinued because it shows no effect on women's safety in the context of the trial.