Marcy Fraser worked as a nurse in the AIDS Ward at San Francisco General Hospital at the height of the AIDS epidemic.
She recalls it being a painful time but also a sweet time when a community carried that burden in a way worth remembering. She met countless humble and anonymous heroes who came to help.
Marcy shares her stories with the National AIDS Memorial Surviving Voices oral history project, which in 2017 focused on women and HIV/AIDS. This diverse collection of videos is not limited to testimonies of HIV-positive women and the unique challenges they face, but also includes those of other women who have made significant contributions to the fight against AIDS as caregivers, nurses, doctors, scientists, advocates, and activists (“responders”).
Hear all the Women & AIDS Stories at Surviving Voices