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HIV Patient Zero cleared by science - BBC News
 

HIV Patient Zero cleared by science - BBC News

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One of the most demonised patients in history - Gaetan Dugas - has been convincingly cleared of reports he spread HIV to the US, say scientists.
 
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28 Oct 2016 - General
 
I did not know there was a Patient 0. It must be awful to be "identified" as such so I guess, even posthumously it is good to be cleared as the the one who brought the disease in the country. I wouldn't want to be identified as one, because you're a victim yourself, and to b vilified due to the fact... that's awful. Anyway, I wonder if we can really go back so far, to really pinpoint the first victim of HIV. I remember when I was younger there was this crazy story of HIV/AI...
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I did not know there was a Patient 0. It must be awful to be "identified" as such so I guess, even posthumously it is good to be cleared as the the one who brought the disease in the country. I wouldn't want to be identified as one, because you're a victim yourself, and to b vilified due to the fact... that's awful. Anyway, I wonder if we can really go back so far, to really pinpoint the first victim of HIV. I remember when I was younger there was this crazy story of HIV/AI...
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It was the really interesting story of Patient Zero Dr. Marinelle Castro and thank you for sharing it. Mr. Dugas was known as patient zero and he had gained legendary status in the history of HIV/AIDs. Multiple studies have been carried out to find out further data that was tested in accordance with patient zero genomes to confirm the origin of human immunodeficiency virus. This research data has no scientific basis and it was unfortunate that Mr. Dugas was identified and labeled patient zero. I...
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This article gives us an insight on how AIDS infection started. Honestly, I was not aware of the story about "Patient O" until I read this article. But locally, we have a similar version, wherein an AIDS activist, also the second woman who admitted to having HIV infection in our country was rumored to spread the virus. She even had a legal case because she had sexual relations with a teenager (who turned out to be a lover and they had a child). Anyway, there is still some degree of soc...
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