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Tell Me I'm Okay — stories from a gay army doctor is soon to be released

2018 05 00 BradfordIn Tell Me I’m Okay, author and retired sexual health doctor David Bradford relates a remarkable set of stories about growing up as a gay child in a strongly Christian family, struggling with his sexuality, serving as an army doctor in Vietnam during the Vietnam War, working as Director of the Melbourne Communicable Diseases Centre at the time of the arrival of HIV/AIDS, and in private practice with hundreds of AIDS patients, many of whom did not survive.

At a time of renewed concern about HIV, and with questions of assisted suicide continuing to provoke intense discussion, here is a humane, wise, thoughtful voice, always conscious of the wonderful, the absurd, the fragile nature of life. David Bradford’s story tells us much about who we are, how we’ve changed, and where at least some of our scars have come from.

David Bradford was a gay Sexual Health Physician in Melbourne and Cairns. He graduated as a doctor in 1965. After ten difficult years, including Vietnam, he discovered his specialty, and during the AIDS epidemic his patients became his life. He is now retired, and lives with his husband in Melbourne.

Publication: 1 May 2018
ISBN (paperback): 978-1-925523-33-1
Price: AUD $29.95

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