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July 24, 2004 | Cynthia Daniels, Times Staff Writer
A Beverly Hills doctor who is a former chairman of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV and AIDS has surrendered his license to practice medicine in California, effective this week. Dr. R. Scott Hitt, 45, returned his license to the Medical Board of California, which had suspended it for 60 days in February because of allegations that Hitt sexually molested two patients at his medical office. The board also had placed him on seven years' probation.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 2007 | Elaine Woo, Times Staff Writer
R. Scott Hitt, a specialist on AIDS and HIV who was the first openly gay person to head a presidential advisory council, died of metastatic colon cancer Thursday in West Hollywood. He was 49. Hitt was a Democratic activist and highly regarded Los Angeles physician when President Clinton named him chairman of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS in 1996. The council moved swiftly under his leadership.
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August 14, 1994 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
T his is what it was like fighting for AIDS patients' lives during the Republican '80s: The patient was weak, near death, losing precious body weight by the day. His doctor recommended an expensive intravenous-feeding treatment in hopes of kick-starting the man's immune system. The hospital refused. "The attitude was 'This man's going to die, so let him die,' " Dr. Scott Hitt recalls. "I explained to the family that the procedure probably wouldn't have been any use.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 2004 | Cynthia Daniels, Times Staff Writer
A Beverly Hills doctor who is a former chairman of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV and AIDS has surrendered his license to practice medicine in California, effective this week. Dr. R. Scott Hitt, 45, returned his license to the Medical Board of California, which had suspended it for 60 days in February because of allegations that Hitt sexually molested two patients at his medical office. The board also had placed him on seven years' probation.
NEWS
June 16, 1995
President Clinton has chosen Dr. R. Scott Hitt, a Los Angeles physician who specializes in the treatment of AIDS cases, to head a presidential advisory council on the deadly disease, the White House said Thursday. The mission of the 30-member council is to help draft policies that will improve AIDS research, treatment and prevention.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1995 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At first glance, they appear to tread little common ground. One is a doctor who drives a Mercedes through Beverly Hills. One runs a church in South-Central. Another works for the city of Los Angeles. A closer look, however, reveals that they share at least one trait: the pain that comes with personal, passionate involvement in the nation's war against AIDS.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 2007 | Elaine Woo, Times Staff Writer
R. Scott Hitt, a specialist on AIDS and HIV who was the first openly gay person to head a presidential advisory council, died of metastatic colon cancer Thursday in West Hollywood. He was 49. Hitt was a Democratic activist and highly regarded Los Angeles physician when President Clinton named him chairman of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS in 1996. The council moved swiftly under his leadership.
NEWS
September 24, 1996 | FAYE FIORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The door opens to a narrow row house in the southeast section of town and Dr. R. Scott Hitt steps in out of the heat. The room is smoky and cluttered with papers. A neglected cigarette burns in an ashtray. Gray suit buttoned and white collar crisp, he has just descended into one of the bunkers where the political war on AIDS is fought, this one the home of an activist working to bring down the cost of dreadfully expensive new drugs for people who will die without them.
NEWS
August 26, 1994
While AIDS takes its toll on society, Dr. Scott Hitt refuses to stand by idle ("Forever On Call," Aug. 14). He appears to be a man full of heart whose compassionate treatment of his patients is remembered by them. On discrimination against gays, Hitt rightly points out: "There are lots of evil people out there who . . . believe that AIDS is retribution for an evil lifestyle and that being gay is against nature's laws. There is so much discrimination. . . ." But it is reassuring and inspiring for me to know that Hitt continues his activities against AIDS, despite all the narrow-minded people out there.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2004 | Lisa Richardson
The Medical Board of California has suspended the license of Dr. R. Scott Hitt, former chairman of the Presidential Advisory Council on AIDS and HIV, for 60 days. In 2002, Hitt, the first openly gay person to head a presidential advisory committee, was accused by state regulators of sexually molesting two patients at a Beverly Hills medical office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 2002 | JANE E. ALLEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dr. R. Scott Hitt, a prominent AIDS specialist, gay activist and former chairman of the Presidential Advisory Council on AIDS and HIV, has been accused by state regulators of sexually molesting two patients at a Beverly Hills medical office.
NEWS
September 24, 1996 | FAYE FIORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The door opens to a narrow row house in the southeast section of town and Dr. R. Scott Hitt steps in out of the heat. The room is smoky and cluttered with papers. A neglected cigarette burns in an ashtray. Gray suit buttoned and white collar crisp, he has just descended into one of the bunkers where the political war on AIDS is fought, this one the home of an activist working to bring down the cost of dreadfully expensive new drugs for people who will die without them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1995 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At first glance, they appear to tread little common ground. One is a doctor who drives a Mercedes through Beverly Hills. One runs a church in South-Central. Another works for the city of Los Angeles. A closer look, however, reveals that they share at least one trait: the pain that comes with personal, passionate involvement in the nation's war against AIDS.
NEWS
June 16, 1995
President Clinton has chosen Dr. R. Scott Hitt, a Los Angeles physician who specializes in the treatment of AIDS cases, to head a presidential advisory council on the deadly disease, the White House said Thursday. The mission of the 30-member council is to help draft policies that will improve AIDS research, treatment and prevention.
NEWS
August 14, 1994 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
T his is what it was like fighting for AIDS patients' lives during the Republican '80s: The patient was weak, near death, losing precious body weight by the day. His doctor recommended an expensive intravenous-feeding treatment in hopes of kick-starting the man's immune system. The hospital refused. "The attitude was 'This man's going to die, so let him die,' " Dr. Scott Hitt recalls. "I explained to the family that the procedure probably wouldn't have been any use.
BUSINESS
July 12, 1996
A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against Comparator Systems Corp., outgoing chairman Robert Reed Rogers and treasurer Gregory Armijo that prohibits fraud violations and continues a freeze on Rogers' and Armijo's assets. The Securities and Exchange Commission filed fraud charges in May against Comparator, a maker of fingerprint identification systems; Rogers; Armijo, and former Executive Vice President Scott Hitt. U.S.
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