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‘Patient zero’ Gaëtan Dugas not source of HIV outbreak, study confirms


Guardian, 27 Oct 2017 Scientists have managed to reconstruct the route by which HIV arrived in the US – exonerating once and for all the man long blamed for the ensuing pandemic in the west. Using sophisticated genetic techniques, an international team of researchers have revealed that the virus emerged from a pre-existing epidemic in the Caribbean, arrived in New York by the early 1970s and then...

The global spread of HIV


Infection, Genetics and Evolution, Available online 2 June 2016 Abstract: Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) was discovered in the early 1980s when the virus had already established a pandemic. For at least three decades the epidemic in the Western World has been dominated by subtype B infections, as part of a sub-epidemic that traveled from Africa through Haiti to United States...

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