It wasn’t until 1981 that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published its first account of a rare fatal pneumonia found in five previously healthy gay men in Los Angeles. The immune disorder was initially called GRID, or gay-related immune deficiency. The disease transformed two years later into a condition known as AIDS, acquired immune deficiency syndrome. By then, The CDC began to recognize that female sex partners of men with AIDS as a growing at risk group. In 2005, the CDC found that 64 percent of women living with HIV/AIDS were Black.