Experience with HIV Patients Illustrates Shortfalls in U.S. Health Care System
Michael Saag, MD came to Birmingham in 1981 to begin his residency in internal medicine at UAB with plans become a cardiologist. A few days after arriving in the city, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control reported eight cases of “unusual opportunistic infections” in gay men. The discovery of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) soon sent Saag down a career path he never imagined.
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