What is it about?

Gay physicians' experiences during the HIV/AIDS pandemic, the transformation of their personal and professional identities, as well as their rapport with the pharmaceutical industry and community organizations. This research paper is based on the PHD thesis titled: Experiential Learning Use in the Transformation of the Medical Practice of Six Professionals (physicians/doctors) in the Context of the HIV-AIDS Pandemic / Recours à l'apprentissage experientiel dans la transformation de la pratique médicale de six professionnels (médecins/docteurs) dans le contexte de la pandémie du VIH/sida (in French), by the principle author.

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Why is it important?

Learn from experience which will help them when faced with a new pandemic (e.g., ZIKA, H1N1, SARS, COVID 19, simian flu, etc.).


This is also an article about the importance gay physicians played as physicians, advocates, militants, etc. for their patients when many physicians refused to treat HIV-infected and AIDS patients, i.e., prejudice, discrimination, etc.

Dr. Carl GA Jacob
University of Ottawa

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This page is a summary of: Unsung Heroes: Gay Physicians’ Lived Journeys During the HIV/AIDS Pandemic, SAGE Open, January 2019, SAGE Publications,
DOI: 10.1177/2158244019827717.
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