Dr. Michael Saag, MD To Speak May 19th at B’nai Emunah


Mark your calendars for May 19th, Tuesday, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at B’nai Emunah, 3595 Taraval St., San Francisco,   for an informative and provocative presentation about his book, Positive: One Doctor’s Personal Encounter with Death, Life and the U.S. Healthcare System, by Michael Saag, MD.  Dr. Saag,  University of Alabama at Birmingham professor of medicine, director of the UAB Center for AIDS Research, and internationally-known expert on HIV.

What is the book about?  As Dr. Saag explains,  “I wanted to tell the story of the AIDS epidemic and how by people pulling together for a common cause, we converted HIV from a near certain death sentence in to a chronic, manageable condition.”  Another doctor describes the book in this way: “A wonderful, intimate, daring and poignant memoir by a physician whose name is synonymous with the battle against HIV in this country. This book will surprise, entertain and challenge your notions about healthcare in America.”  (Abraham Verghese, MD, author of My Own Country and Cutting for Stone)

This event is co-sponsored by Congregation B’nai Emunah, the Jewish Community Library of San Francisco and Magnet Health Services, a program of the SF AIDS Foundation.  For more information, visit www.positivethebook.com

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