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Study Discounts Myth of ‘Patient Zero’ in U.S. AIDS Crisis

October 26, 2016

(UPI) – Using genetic analyses of 40-year-old blood samples, scientists have arrived at a clearer understanding of the introduction and spread in North America of the virus that causes AIDS. One myth already debunked by the research: That there was a “Patient Zero” who somehow caused the epidemic of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the United States.

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