Women and AIDS

AIDS Protestors

Donna Binder, "AIDS Protestors", 1990, NPR

While often seen as an issue exclusive to homosexual men, AIDS played a key factor in the lives of many women. This section of the exhibit will focus on the rhetoric framing AIDS as a women's issue. Fighting against misinformation and a lack of educational resources for women, public health organizations had to reframe the AIDS crisis as a medical issue. Analyzing pamphlets, reports, surveys, and journal articles, we will be looking at the reception of AIDS/HIV as a women's issue within the feminist sociocultural context of the late 21st century.