It’s been 40 years since the CDC first reported cases of a deadly, rare lung infection in five previously healthy gay men in Los Angeles. The infection came later to be understood as a symptom of HIV-AIDS, the syndrome that has claimed more than 700,000 American lives. We’ll hear reflections from those who knew and cared for the earliest and sickest patients, in an era of scarce public health information and widespread homophobia.
Remembering the Early Days of the AIDS Epidemic, 40 Years Later
Hank Plante, retired reporter, KPIX-TV who won a Peabody award in 1986 for AIDS coverage
Vince Crisostomo, director of aging services, San Francisco AIDS Foundation; has lived with HIV since 1987
Dr. Paul Volberding, professor emeritus, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCSF
Dr. Kathleen Clanon, medical director, Alameda County Health Care Services Agency