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GaŽtan Dugas
Birth: Feb. 20, 1953
Quebec
Capitale-Nationale Region
Quebec, Canada
Death: Mar. 30, 1984
Quebec
Capitale-Nationale Region
Quebec, Canada

Medical Figure. He was allegedly "HIV Patient O" (the O standing for 'outside the area' in a California study) or "HIV Patient Zero", a French-Canadian flight attendant suspected of being a major source of the early spread of AIDS in North America. However, many refute that there was ever a "Patient Zero". Dugas was among the earliest AIDS cases reported in the United States. (bio by: MC) 
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: MC
Record added: Nov 15, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9905570
GaŽtan Dugas
Added by: Daniel Bittencourt
 
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Never forgotten, swept away in an unstoppable epidemic. Rest in peace. May the cure be discovered soon.
-Anonymous
 Added: Dec. 1, 2016
Remembering you on World Aids Day 2016.
- smudge0199
 Added: Dec. 1, 2016
In all the many press releases and articles proving that this man was not "Patient Zero" I have yet to see a single apology from Randy Shilts, who wrote the book "And the Band Played On". Shilts maliciously scapegoated Dugas with invented dialogue and ug...(Read more)
- Bonnie Rae
 Added: Nov. 6, 2016
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