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Costs prompt AIDS expert to close S.F. practice
San Francisco Chronicle

Dr. Marcus Conant, among the first AIDS specialists in San Francisco, who for decades had one of the world’s largest private practices for patients with AIDS and HIV, has left town and moved to Manhattan.

It’s not a retirement, said Conant, 73 – he finally got fed up with the insurance industry and spiraling costs. He’ll continue to consult occasionally with Bay Area physicians with challenging HIV/AIDS cases, but for the most part, he’s done doctoring.