December 1, 2016

Patient Zero

In the early 1980s, young, seemingly healthy men started showing up in hospitals with rare types of cancer and pneumonia. Doctors and researchers didn’t know yet that these were symptoms of the HIV virus, which would end up killing thousands of people across the United States. One hypothesis suggested there might be a single person responsible – ‘Patient Zero.’ Anna Sturla uncovers the truth.

Patient Zero


REPORTER: Anna Sturla
PHOTO CAPTION & CREDIT: Photo and caption by Anna Sturla

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