7 Black Women Activists We Honor This National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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Katrina Haslip

Katrina Haslip is responsible for getting the CDC to recognize female-specific symptoms of HIV/AIDS. She was diagnosed with HIV while in prison and went on to co-found AIDS Counseling and Education (ACE), which helps other imprisoned women living with HIV/AIDS. Haslip is one of the most influential HIV/AIDS activists. She served as a defendant in a case against the federal government that ultimately resulted in the CDC changing its definition of the virus to include women’s symptoms, such as vaginal candidiasis and pelvic inflammatory disease.

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