There is No Such Thing as “Patient Zero”

There is No Such Thing as “Patient Zero”

Written by Matt Keeley on October 04, 2017
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The biggest myth around HIV is that there was a starting patient — Gaetan Dugas — who could be considered “Patient Zero” and started the AIDS epidemic. Thanks to a new study, geneticists have exonerated Dugas. There is no “Patient Zero”. That and more in our look at HIV news from around the world.

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