30 Years of AIDS: Ambassador Eric Goosby
October 5, 2011
In the sixth and final video of our 30 Years of AIDS series, Ambassador Eric Goosby, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, talks about his experiences spanning from when he was a resident at the San Francisco General Hospital and saw what we now know were some of the first AIDS cases as far back as 1979. Dr. Goosby speaks very candidly about his experiences losing 15-20 patients a week to AIDS and the toll that it had on him and his colleagues.
Dr. Goosby has since gone on to help write the Ryan White CARE Act, helped to establish the Office of HIV/AIDS Policy at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, served as the Acting National AIDS Policy Director under President Clinton. He currently serves as the director of PEPFAR "a remarkable contribution," he says, "that the American people should feel very proud of."
Watch Dr. Goosby's entire interview.
This article was provided by AIDS.gov.
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