Bobbi Campbell

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Bobbi Campbell was an early United States AIDS activist. In September 1981, Bobbi became the 16th person in San Francisco to be diagnosed with Kaposi's sarcoma. He was the first to come out publicly as a person living with the then unnamed disease. He became known as the "KS Poster Boy" (even appearing with his partner on the cover of Newsweek magazine on August 8, 1983), and wrote a column for the San Francisco Sentinel from January 1982 describing his experiences. Bobbi, who was also a registered nurse, joined the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence at the time of the health crisis in early 1982; in his drag persona as Sister Florence Nightmare, Bobbi co-authored the first San Francisco safer-sex manual, "Play Fair!", written in plain sex-positive language, offering practical advice and adding an element of humour.

In 1983, Bobbi and Dan Turner, who had been diagnosed in February 1982, founded the People With AIDS Self-Empowerment Movement or PWA Movement.

The name "Bobbi Campbell" and the names of several other key figures of the time were featured in the 2007-08 American Mock Trial Association National Case Problem. The fictional case was used by over 300 colleges and universities throughout the United States and was dedicated to the social and scientific pioneers in the fight against HIV/AIDS


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