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  •  Yes, and no (0+ / 0-)

    Patient Zero

    Dugas may not have single-handedly brought AIDS to California. However, he probably did behave as described wrt gonorrhea.

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    by blue aardvark on Sat May 30, 2009 at 01:08:49 PM PDT

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    •  dugas did not bring HIV to california (1+ / 0-)
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      capelza

      his behavior with Gc or any other STD aside, he is not patient zero.

      there is no patient zero.

      someone had to infect him.

      plus while he showed up on several of the epi-sex maps, he was by no means the sole or only or exclusive match across the clusters.

      ijn our epi data in sf there are cases of full-blown aids which predate when dugas was even here in sf.

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      Don't confuse them with facts. They have stereotypes on their side. (rserven)

      by dadanation on Sat May 30, 2009 at 01:18:54 PM PDT

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      •  I'm not worried about patient zero (1+ / 0-)
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        capelza

        My point was, and remains, that some people with STD feel that its OK to pass the disease on, because after all, someone infected them. Dugas is an example.

        I appreciate your efforts to educate me and I don't want to perpetuate myths regarding HIV.

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        by blue aardvark on Sat May 30, 2009 at 01:22:44 PM PDT

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