On Jan. 25, the most recent installment of “Out at the Archives” focused on HIV/AIDS in San Diego County in the earliest days of infection and detection. Though the subject is grim, the capacity audience in the Diversionary Theatre found some humor amidst the tears.
The evening was moderator by Lambda Archives board member Steve Wrobeski and included Bridget Wilson, Terry Cunningham, and Cheryl Clark.
Steve and Terry are retired social workers who dealt with hundreds, maybe thousands of AIDS cases; Bridget was a nurse for Dr. Brad Truax, one of the first physicians in the area to treat patients with HIV/AIDS; and Cheryl Clark was the preeminent local journalist reporting on HIV, AIDS, and related issues at the time. Cheryl still writes today on AIDS and related science.