Reading and Q&A with Dr. Mark Jacobson, doctor during the AIDS Epidemic

Reading and Q&A with Dr. Mark Jacobson, doctor during the AIDS Epidemic

Dr. Mark Jacobson was one of the first doctors on the ground at the onset of the AIDS epidemic and the recent author of Sensing Light.

What was it like to be with the first patients as we struggle to understand AIDS in the 1980s. How did San Francsico develop care and what are the stories of heroism and heartbreak from the famous Ward 86?

In partnership with the Shanti Project Manny's is hosting Dr. Mark Jacobson who directs urgent care medical services for the Ward 86 HIV clinic at San Francisco General Hospital. He is also the author of the novel, Sensing Light, a novel about the unfolding of the AIDS epidemic in 1980s San Francisco from the perspective of front-line, treating physicians. He'll be doing a reading and will engage us in a discussion and Q&A as well!

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Dr. Jacobson is a clinician, educator, and researcher who has specialized in HIV/AIDS and its complications since joining the UCSF faculty in 1986. His earlier career involved leading multicenter, interventional trials that focused on developing effective treatments for AIDS-associated opportunistic infections. His subsequent research was translational, investigating protective immunity against chronic viral infections, in particular cytomegalovirus (CMV), HIV, and human papillomavirus (HPV). He now teaches medicine residents and medical students, provides clinical care and directs urgent care medical services for the Ward 86 HIV clinic at San Francisco General Hospital, and is the editor for the Ward 86 Medical Management Recommendations posted on UCSF’s HIV InSite website. Dr. Jacobson is also the author of Sensing Light, a novel about the unfolding of the AIDS epidemic in 1980s San Francisco from the perspective of front-line, treating physicians (see http://markajacobsonauthor.com/).

Venue Information:
Manny's
3092 16th St
San Francsico, CA, 94113