AIDS was first described in 1981 homosexuals in Los Angeles and other cities. By 1982, AIDS was an infection conveyed through body fluids and was affecting men and women erratically. Its second definition ushered in several subgroups and morphed into an epidemic of non-White, women, and heterosexuals. This article strives to inspire women to acquaint themselves with their forerunners’ achievements in this regard and to engage them in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Through the narrative inquiry method, we gathered, analyzed, and portrayed the women’s stories as captured from their cultural contexts. We ultimately learned that Black women’s contributions to the AIDS fight are concurrently overflowing, overlapping, and yet specifically targeted.
African American women, HIV/AIDS, Black church, DEBIs, Determination.