Cataloging InformationTHE AIDS EPIDEMIC IN SAN FRANCISCO: THE RESPONSE OF THE COMMUNITY PHYSICIANS, 1981-1984, Volume I, 2000, xv, 215 pp.
Richard Lee Andrews, M.D. (b.1947) psychiatrist: "coming out" and gay activism in San Francisco before AIDS; Harvey Milk; formation of BAPHR [Bay Area Physicians for Human Rights]; BAPHR response to early AIDS crisis, Kaposi's sarcoma brochure, advice regarding antibody testing, early safe sex guidelines, attempts to change gay sexual behavior; BAPHR and the bathhouse crisis; Mervyn Silverman, Will Warner and the Larry Littlejohn Initiative; BAPHR links to other AIDS and gay organizations; creation of the red ribbon as the AIDS symbol.
James M. Campbell, M.D. (b. 1936) internist: medical education and move to San Francisco; involvement with BAPHR; gay-related sexually transmitted diseases before AIDS; first recognition of AIDS as a new syndrome; early theories about the new disease; caring for early AIDS patients and advising the gay community about risk; the bathhouse crisis; BAPHR's safe sex and blood donation guidelines; opportunistic infections associated with AIDS and typical disease progression of AIDS; BAPHR's activist role and links to other AIDS organizations; early drug therapies for AIDS; discord within BAPHR regarding bathhouse closure and antibody testing.
James R. Groundwater, M.D. (b. 1937) dermatologist: medical education and move to San Francisco; first Kaposi's sarcoma case and diagnosis; Marcus Conant; diagnosing early opportunistic infections, Kaposi's sarcoma and pneumocystis pneumonia; early KS pamphlet and AIDS treatment guidelines; current involvement with AIDS medicine.