Dr. Marcus Conant, chairman of the Conant Foundation and one of the first doctors to diagnose and treat AIDS in San Francisco, discusses the future of the AIDS epidemic in the United States.
Dr. Marcus A. Conant is an honored and respected pioneer, lecturer, physician and out-spoken advocate for people infected with HIV and AIDS. Among the first physicians to identify AIDS in 1981, he helped create one of the largest private AIDS clinic, was a founder of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and his work contributed to development of some of today's top HIV medications. He continues his strong, passionate and uncompromising demands to give hope to all people with AIDS through state of the art treatment and the assurance they can live with dignity and respect.
Today, Dr. Conant is Chief Medical Officer for Presidio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The specialized pharmaceutical company is focused on developing and commercializing small molecule compounds for treatment of HIV-1, HCV and other chronic viral infections.
Rxcellent uncomplicated analysis by a real pro.
However the good doctor does not mention that in the third world injection safety in low grade
health care settings is a grotesque problem. Needle re use and use of bulk injectable vials is
common. Excessive patient demand for curative injections very common.
There is evidence from Africa and recent outbreak investigations in Pakistan point to this driver of the
epidemic Unfortunately agencies like CDC, USAID and particularly UNAIDS are in denial on.
They only want to link HIV spread to sex and drugs...