Published in Cancer Weekly, August 7th, 1995
Whether the topic was prostitution or pregnancy, HIV+ women were of interest only as disease vectors. The only women specifically targeted by AIDS-prevention programs were in the sex industry. The only women specifically targeted by clinical researchers were those bearing children. Being female was grounds for exclusion from clinical trials; natural history studies of HIV disease in the U.S. and western Europe were based exclusively on men.
Two factors have...
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