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What can Western medicine learn from Indigenous healing traditions?

[From CATIE, April 26, 2019]

“Since the earliest days of the epidemic I have known and worked with people living with HIV/AIDS. I was a family physician in San Francisco before the virus was even identified as HIV and well into the contemporary times of effective antiretroviral drugs. In the early ’80s, many of us had identified a terrifying disease that was stalking predominantly gay men. I remember encounters with the spirit of that disease being among the most frightening I have ever experienced. We struggled to make sense of what was happening.”

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