A study published in the American Medicine Newspaper in 1984 I conclude that many of the early infections by HIV of New York City were attributable to an assistant of masculine flight Gay infected. Epidemiologists were conceited that Dugas took to the virus outside Africa and introduced in Western the homosexual community .
Dugas was portrayed in the book of Randy Shilts " And the Band Played On", that documented to the bud of AIDS in the United States . Shilts portrayed to Gaëtan Dugas with a psychopathic behavior, alleging that it infected voluntarily, to others with the virus. Dugas was described like a charming man, a beautiful athlete, who, according to the same, had hundreds of sexual encounter to the year. He said to have had on 2,500 sexual acts with Homosexual others in everything North America, because as attending of Dugas flight could travel by all the globe to epicenters of the beginning of HIV, such as Los Angeles, New York, Paris, and San Francisco . Undergoing of Sarcoma of Kaposi, and after being warned medically that it could infect a sexual virus, Dugas rejected to stop to have sex without protection being thus infected to numerous people.
It thought that this new sexual disease could be treated easily, like Syphilis and Gonorrhea, but it turned out to be incurable and almost always Mortal, during years 80 and great part of the 90, until the investigators found combinations of drugs that stop the advance of the disease, but not its treatment. Dugas died in the city of Quebec the 30 of March, 1984 of renal insufficiency caused by the infections and diseases caused by the virus of AIDS.
Analysis Genetic of HIV provides certain aid for theory of patient zero, although Dugas not was probably unique person in charge of extension initial of virus in the United States, if it seems to be part of a reduced group of homosexual men who traveled frequently, were extremely sexually active, and that they died of AIDS in the first times of Epidemic (around 1980-1982).
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