This collection contains minutes, correspondence, drafts and published articles, bylaws, and other legal documents illustrating
the work of the Women's AIDS Network (WAN) from 1986-1992. WAN was the first women's organization among the community service
organizations that sprung up around the AIDS crisis.
The Women's AIDS Network (WAN) was informally established in June of 1983 at the second National AIDS Forum in Denver. In
March of 1984, women involved in AIDS services in the Bay Area began meeting as a support group. From this initial support
group, WAN evolved into an advocacy organization and informational resource, both for women affected by HIV and for the providers
who serve them. WAN provided a forum for information exchange among members who included women in the medical, mental health,
and social services fields, along with community activists and social and political advocates and women living with HIV. WAN
held regular information sharing meetings for Bay Area members and sent regular informational mailings to members.
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Collection is open for research.