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Gaëtan Dugas

Gaëtan Dugas

Gaëtan Dugas was a Canadian who worked for Air Canada as a flight attendant and an early AIDS patient. In March 1984, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study tracking the sexual liaisons and practices of gay and bisexual men in California, New York, and some other states found Dugas to be the center of a network of sexual partners, which led to him being dubbed "patient zero", although suspicions that he initially brought HIV to North America were disproven. He is used as an example in epidemiology of an index case. Dugas traveled the world and had many sexual liaisons with men. At the time, gay culture was largely illegal, underground, and clandestine. Gay ba ... more on Wikipedia

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