Patient Zero Theory

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As I find myself waking up at 1:10 in the morning, wondering the real meaning of this virus. The only though that could come to mind was to research information on it. I came across this movie called, "The Normal Heart". This movie wasn’t like anything I've ever seen, normally several movies that would introduce the virus would avoid any true facts about it. Even though there are lots of movies, books, and documentaries I only received fact from this movie. What really started this, where did it come into existence, is it a Zoonosis, is this virus man-made? There it was the outbreak. In the mid 70's - early 80's, scientist began to experiment on the virus, giving every gay man a blood test. The testing…show more content…
Patient Zero was a French - Canadian flight attendant named, Gaetan Dugas. He was known as that because; he infected over 2,500 people in just North America. "Dugas was stated to be a charming, handsome athlete who was very sexual according to his own estimation, averaging hundreds of sex partners a year. He had claimed to have over 2,500 sexual partners across North America since becoming active in 1972. An over view of genetic analysis of the HIV virus gives us some support for the "Patient Zero" theory. Dugas is now believed to be part of a mix of homosexual men who traveled a lot, were extremely sexually active, and died of AIDS. However, a number of people have said that Patient Zero of Dugas as being responsible for bringing HIV to cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco. People In the patient zero studies, said the average length of time between sexual contact and the onset of symptoms was 10.5 months. During this time of the study nobody knew that the average length of time between initial infection and AIDS is ten years", said journalist Jane Kelly. Aids have been reported to be a zoonosis. (A zoonotic disease is a disease that can be passed between animals and humans. Zoonotic diseases can be caused by viruses, bacteria, parasites, and fungi). However, this theory has never been proved. Several arguments show that HIV-AIDs are not a zoonosis. Read this link, the link said man-made. HIV- AIDs is a man-made disease. Some people said the virus came from monkeys but, that was a
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