A man who has dedicated his life and career to ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic,
Dr. Bill Valenti has rightfully earned his reputation as a medical maverick
and pioneer in HIV treatment, prevention, research and policy.
Dr. Bill Valenti shares his memoirs of the times, patients and professionals with the world. AIDS: A Matter of Urgency is a self-published, compelling compilation of patient stories and personal reflections that chronicle the epidemic through the eyes of a front-line medical maverick.
In January, the first U.S AIDS clinic is established in San Francisco.
By the end of the year, more than 41,000 people had died of AIDS in the U.S.