Marcus Conant

Marcus A. Conant
Marcus Augustine Conant (born May 11, 1936, in Jacksonville, Florida), is a leading American dermatologist and one of the first physicians to diagnose and treat Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in 1981.wikipedia
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Kaposi's Sarcoma Research and Education Foundation
He helped create one of the largest private AIDS clinics, was a founder of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, and his work contributed to development of some of today’s top HIV medications.
The SFAF was established in April 1982 as the Kaposi's Sarcoma Research and Education Foundation, by Cleve Jones, Marcus Conant, Frank Jacobson and Richard Keller.

Bobbi Campbell

While he was an associate professor at UCSF, Conant first identified Kaposi's Sarcoma and AIDS in patients, including early AIDS activist Bobbi Campbell.
He was formally diagnosed as having KS by dermatologist Marcus Conant on October 8, 1981.

Jacksonville, Florida

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Marcus Augustine Conant (born May 11, 1936, in Jacksonville, Florida), is a leading American dermatologist and one of the first physicians to diagnose and treat Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in 1981.

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Marcus Augustine Conant (born May 11, 1936, in Jacksonville, Florida), is a leading American dermatologist and one of the first physicians to diagnose and treat Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in 1981.

Duke University

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Conant graduated from Duke University in 1957 with a B.S. in Zoology.

United States Air Force

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Conant served in the United States Air Force as a flight surgeon, on active duty from 1962 to 1964, and continuing as a reservist until 1967.

Flight surgeon

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Conant served in the United States Air Force as a flight surgeon, on active duty from 1962 to 1964, and continuing as a reservist until 1967.

Dermatology

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Marcus Augustine Conant (born May 11, 1936, in Jacksonville, Florida), is a leading American dermatologist and one of the first physicians to diagnose and treat Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in 1981.

Kaposi's sarcoma

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While he was an associate professor at UCSF, Conant first identified Kaposi's Sarcoma and AIDS in patients, including early AIDS activist Bobbi Campbell.

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He was the lead plaintiff in judicial decision protecting the First Amendment right of physicians to recommend the use of medical marijuana to people living with HIV and AIDS.

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He was the lead plaintiff in judicial decision protecting the First Amendment right of physicians to recommend the use of medical marijuana to people living with HIV and AIDS.

HIV/AIDS

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Marcus Augustine Conant (born May 11, 1936, in Jacksonville, Florida), is a leading American dermatologist and one of the first physicians to diagnose and treat Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in 1981. He was the lead plaintiff in judicial decision protecting the First Amendment right of physicians to recommend the use of medical marijuana to people living with HIV and AIDS.

Chronic fatigue syndrome

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He continues to consult with researchers on a reported association of a virus with chronic fatigue syndrome and autism.

Autism

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He continues to consult with researchers on a reported association of a virus with chronic fatigue syndrome and autism.

And the Band Played On

And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemicbookbook of the same name
Some—like Marcus Conant, James Curran, Arye Rubenstein, Michael S. Gottlieb, and Mathilde Krim—would also realize their professional life's courses in dealing with patient after patient who showed up in their offices with baffling illnesses, most notably lymphadenopathy, pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, Kaposi's Sarcoma, toxoplasmosis, cytomegalovirus, cryptosporidia, and other opportunistic infections that caused death by a grisly combination of ailments overtaxing a compromised immune system.

When We Rise

Guy Pearce as Cleve Jones, Mary-Louise Parker as Roma Guy, Rachel Griffiths as Diane, Michael K. Williams as Ken Jones, Ivory Aquino as Cecilia Chung, Kevin McHale as Bobbi Campbell, Dylan Walsh as Dr. Marcus Conant, Rafael de la Fuente as Ricardo, Austin P. McKenzie as young Cleve Jones, Emily Skeggs as young Roma Guy, Jonathan Majors as young Ken Jones, Fiona Dourif as young Diane, Whoopi Goldberg as Pat Norman, Rosie O'Donnell as Del Martin, Denis O'Hare as Jim Foster, and David Hyde Pierce as Cleve's father, Dr. Jones, were cast on April 26, 2016, respectively.

James W. Curran

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Dr. Curran was interviewed by Barry Petersen in an early CBS News report on "gay cancer" on June 12, 1982, with Bobbi Campbell, Larry Kramer and Dr Marcus Conant.

Jeffrey Schmalz

In June 1992, he wrote his first post-diagnosis article about the disease, a profile piece on dermatologist Marcus Conant, one of the first U.S. doctors to diagnose and treat AIDS back in 1981.

People With AIDS

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On the recommendation of Marcus Conant, a doctor specializing in AIDS care, Bobbi began meeting with another man diagnosed with HIV, Dan Turner.