HIV Evidence Debunks ‘Patient Zero’ Myth

New evidence shows HIV entered the U.S. around 1971, refuting the theory that “Patient Zero,” a French-Canadian flight attendant, transmitted it sexually in the 1980s to men in New York and California. What do you think?


“Finally. The flight attendant community has suffered from this stigma for far too long.”

Darlene Crowley • Cheese Strainer

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“Looks like all those walks I’ve done for AIDS research are starting to pay off.”

Scotty Bularzik • Intervention Promoter

“But I’m so much more comfortable blaming a huge problem on just one person.”

Samuel Dunham • Cactus Pruner

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