The 1990’s started out with a new and scary disease that was predicted to claim numerous lives unless medical technology could stop the epidemic. The stigmas and fear surrounding AIDS caused victims to be shunned, harassed, and violated of individual rights. As the decade progressed knowledge grew and injustices slowly began to change. At the forefront of this struggle were Social Workers advocating for policy and social change and providing services.
Two Maryland Social Workers discuss their experiences during this period: Indira Kotval and Pamela Wilson.