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Paul Bellman

AIDS Physician

Dr. Paul Bellman, a physician in private practice in Manhattan, has treated many HIV/AIDS patients over the past 25 years. As a medical student at NYU Medical School in 1980, he was involved in the care of the very first AIDS patients, then diagnosed with what was called GRID or Gay-Related Immune Deficiency. Bellman was formerly an attending physician at Saint Vincent's Hospital in New York, and is now affiliated with New York Presbyterian Hospital.



Despite being infected with HIV, some people have genetic traits that prevent the virus from progressing to AIDS, even without treatment from antiretrovirals. Known as “elite controllers” and “long-term nonprogressors,” […]
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