Selma K. Dritz, MD, MPH, served as Assistant Director of the Bureau of Communicable Disease Control and Chief of the Division
of Occupational Health of the San Francisco Department of Public Health from 1967-1984. She played a seminal role in the early
years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the San Francisco Bay Area. Collection includes material predominantly related to HIV/AIDS,
including correspondence, research and educational materials, publications and clippings, and conference and lecture materials.
Selma K. Dritz (1917-2008), MD, MPH, played a seminal role in the early years of the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco. As Assistant
Director of the Bureau of Communicable Disease Control and Chief of the Division of Occupational Health of the San Francisco
Department of Public Health, she tracked cases of HIV/AIDS and collaborated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) to help establish the etiology and epidemiology of the disease.
She worked to educate gay and straight people about AIDS recognition and prevention.
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