Don Quixote in Newark

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Dr. James Oleske and the battle against childhood AIDS.

"Don Quixote in Newark" tells the inspiring story of James Oleske, the New Jersey pediatrician who identified HIV/AIDS in children. His scientific breakthrough, the outcome of dedicated work in an underfunded community hospital, changed the profile of AIDS forever and was instrumental in the discovery of the HIV virus. At the same time, his remarkable work spearheaded new forms of patient care.

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Today, America and the world confront an unprecedented pandemic, one that has left us in an uncertain and frightening new world. The poor and the marginalized have been disproportionately affected. They are being hospitalized and dying in frightening numbers. It is an eerie echo of an earlier moment in our history, when AIDS first erupted.

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