With any luck, the myth of Patient Zero being responsible for HIV/AIDS in the US will finally be completely put to rest. GaÃ©tan Dugas may not be a household name for most, but heâ€™s the man who has largely been blamed for HIV/AIDS in the United States. Dugas was a gay French-Canadian airline steward who worked for Air Canada in the 1970s and 1980s. Because his work involved a significant amount of travel and because of the number of his sexual contacts, a 1984 study linked him to some other early cases (though it could not necessarily prove a direct line of infection).
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|Published - 2016