Married actor Paul Michael Glaser and started a foundation to combat the spread of AIDS.
She was infected with HIV via a contaminated needle during a hospital blood transfusion.
She co-founded the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation to raise awareness of the spread of the disease from mother to child.
Her husband was Paul Michael Glaser, Detective Starsky from from Starsky and Hutch.
Singer Sarah McLachlan has also been a big advocate of AIDS awareness programs.