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Petru (Ann) Papers
MSS.2019.23  
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Description
Dr. Ann Petru is a UCSF-educated physician, researcher, and leader in the pediatric HIV/AIDS field who currently serves as Co-Director of Infectious Diseases at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. The collection contains newsletters, research papers, journal articles, educational and teaching material, and VHS tapes about topics in AIDS education.
Background
Dr. Ann Petru is a UCSF-educated physician who currently serves as Co-Director of Infectious Diseases at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, where she completed her residency. Dr. Petru specializes in pediatric AIDS, as well as other infectious diseases specific to children, such as staph and strep infections, bacterial and other forms of meningitis, Epstein-Barr virus infection (EBV), and coccidioidomycosis. She provided care for the first pediatric AIDS patient in 1983, and since then has worked to treat children with HIV/AIDS, and to prevent transmission of AIDS from mothers to children. In 1986, she started the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Program and has since treated over 800 young patients. Dr. Petru has also worked to address the stigma associated with AIDS.
Extent
1 Linear Feet (1 carton)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to UCSF Archives and Special Collections. All requests for permission to publish or quote from material must be submitted in writing to the Head of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the UCSF Archives and Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Availability
The UCSF Archives and Special Collections policy places access restrictions on material with privacy issues for a specific time period from the date of creation. Restrictions are noted at the series level. This collection will be reviewed for sensitive content upon request. Contact the Head of Archives and Special Collections for information on access to restricted files.