New research published in Nature traced when HIV arrived in the United States and its path from Africa via Haiti. This research also provides a timeline for the virus’ movement and exonerates Gaétan Dugas who had been identified as ‘Patient 0’.
Read this research and how the virus was traced and tracked via Himmelfarb Library‘s online collection:
- Worobey, M, Watts TD, McKay RA, et al. (2016). 1970s and ‘Patient 0’ HIV-1 genomes illuminate early HIV/AIDShistory in North America. Nature (2016) doi:10.1038/nature19827. Published online 26 October 2016
- Reardon, S. (2016). HIV’s Patient Zero exonerated. Nature. Available online: http://www.nature.com/news/hiv-s-patient-zero-exonerated-1.20877
- How researchers cleared the name of HIV Patient Zero. Nature 38, 428 (27 October 2016) doi:10.1038/538428a
Image citation: M Worobey et al. Nature 1–4 (2016) doi:10.1038/nature19827