It took 30 years to clear Gaëtan Dugas, the man the media originally blamed for HIV, dubiously dubbing him “Patient Zero”.
While some are pointing to the 1919 flu pandemic as COVID-19’s parallel, we’re closer in tone to the HIV/AIDS hysteria of the 1980s.
A British man has been only the second to be cleared of HIV, following in the footsteps of another in 2007, who remains clear of the virus.
Michael Wilson’s peerless salute to those who made it (and those who didn’t) deserves to be consumed in one sitting, and plays best with wine and tissues handy.
AIDS and HIV experts announce AIDS battle finally over in Australia. So how does it feel to live with what used to be a death sentence?