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Kimberly Ann Bergalis

  • Birth 19 Jan 1968 Tamaqua, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 8 Dec 1991 Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County, Florida, USA
  • Burial Tamaqua, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Hilltop
  • Memorial ID 8047229

Medical Figure. After she was infected with the AIDS virus by her dentist during routine dental surgery, she became an early and vocal advocate for AIDS victims. Upon learning of her disease and fate, she testified before the United States Congress and helped introduce the “Bergalis Bill” regarding medical professionals’ disclosure of being HIV positive. Her story was followed extensively by news outlets, as the “AIDS scare” was in its peak. She died from complications of the disease at the age of 23.

Bio by: Chris Hayes


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Chris Hayes
  • Added: 31 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8047229
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Kimberly Ann Bergalis (19 Jan 1968–8 Dec 1991), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8047229, citing Saints Peter and Paul RC Lithuanian Cemetery, Tamaqua, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .