A Courageous Story of Nurses and Caregivers

On May 7, 2021, Strategic Partnerships hosted a special screening of the award-winning documentary 5B, the inspirational story of the courageous nurses and caregivers who took extraordinary steps to provide unprecedented care for patients of the first AIDS ward in the United States at San Francisco General Hospital.

5B is told through first-person testimony of the nurses and caregivers who built Ward 5B in 1983, their patients, loved ones, and staff who volunteered to create care practices based in humanity and holistic well-being during a time of great uncertainty.

Please note, the event recording video does not include the 5B documentary film.

Panel Discussion

Following the 90-minute film screening, Robert Manning, retired Clinic Nurse Case Manager and Treasurer for the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) – Gulf Coast moderated an informative and inspiring panel discussion comprised of a diverse selection of healthcare and academic experts.


  • Dr. Joseph Gathe, MD, Infectious Disease Specialist and Internist
  • Dr. Roberta Leal, Assistant Professor of Social Work, University of Houston-Clear Lake 
  • Alison Moed, MSN, RN, Clinician and the first Nurse Manager of the 5B unit
  • Dr. Zishan A Samiuddin, MD, Psychiatry Specialist, Legacy Community Health
  • Dr. Dawit Woldu, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Houston-Clear Lake 


Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC)

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