Dr. Mardge Cohen is a Senior Staff Physician at Stroger (formerly Cook County) Hospital in Chicago and serves as the Director of Women's HIV Research and founder/former Director of the Women and Children HIV program, one of the first women's AIDS clinic in the country. She also serves as Associate Professor of Medicine at Rush Medical School. Dr. Cohen is the Medical Director of WE-ACTx, an international community-based initiative lauched in 2003 by frontline activists with extensive experience in caring and advocating for HIV-positive women. WE-ACTx began working in Rawanda in 2004 to provide HIV care to genocide rape survivors, in active partnership with the Rawandan government and local non-governmental organization partners. Their continuing focus is to empower HIV-positive women and girls to take charge of their lives and become leaders in the fight against AIDS.