Living with the dying: An early AIDS experience

James O. Ballard

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The HIV/AIDS epidemic in boys and men with hemophilia began in the early 1980s with the puzzling occurrence of systemic illness and fatal opportunistic infections in patients who had received plasma-derived clotting factor concentrates. This brief narrative describes one physician's experience in caring for patients with hemophilia and HIV infection early in the epidemic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)150-153
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pain and Symptom Management
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Nursing
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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