Theme SF Perlman

Archive ID: 2020_theme_sf_perlman

The Journalist David Perlman from San Francisco Chronicle was the first American journalist to report on AIDS in June 1981. He tells the story of his first article on AIDS, and how reporting on the epidemic affected him.

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"We have filmed the article for the Face of AIDS archive. Perlman wanted a cover story, but the editor put his story on page 8 along with a story of a gay choir. The editor did not realize that his reporter Perlman had a real international scoop at his hand. David Perlman is still active in 2013 and he is now over 90 years old." - Staffan Hildebrand