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"5B" Coming To Chattanooga

In 1983, more than twenty-five years ago, nurses and caregivers at San Francisco General Hospital opened “Ward 5B” - the first ward in the world for AIDS patients.


Their work changed how those patients were cared for during the early years of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980’s.


Now, a documentary - titled, “5B” - tells that story, and it will be screened here in Chattanooga this weekend to mark World AIDS Day.


Cliff Morrison - one of the nurses at San Francisco General who founded Ward 5B - will speak at Sunday’s event, which starts at 1 PM at Saint Mark’s United Methodist Church.


The Southeast Tennessee Community HIV / AIDS Partnership is hosting the gathering.


Tina Villarreal, Mario Forte and Mark Grantham with the Partnership tell us more...