Watch Killing Patient Zero26 Apr 2019

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Directed By: Laurie Lynd

  • Gaetan Dugas was openly gay. In early 1980s he contracted what was termed "gay cancer". He provided blood samples and 72 names of his former sex partners. Dugas was demonized for his promiscuity and wrongfully identified as patient zero.

  • Gaetan Dugas, who grew up in Quebec City, was a Quebec flight attendant, who was openly and proudly gay, and he liked to wear makeup. In the early 1980s after he contracted what was initially called "gay cancer" in the media, he provided his blood samples and the names of seventy two (72) of his former sex partners. Gaetan Dugas was initially demonized because of his promiscuity, being openly gay, and he was wrongfully identified as patient zero, therefore being wrongfully identified for quite some time as the initial person responsible for introducing the AIDS virus into North America. Dugas's assistance with a subsequent medical study and his providing his sexual history played a key role in contributing to a study that helped prove HIV/AIDS was sexually transmitted.

  • Director:

    Laurie Lynd

    Writer:

    Laurie Lynd (Directed and Written by)

    Stars:

    N/A

    Genres:

    N/A

    Release Date:
    26 Apr 2019 Canada
    Run Time:
    100 min
    Languages:

    English

    Cast & Crew of

    Killing Patient Zero

    Directors & Credit Writers

    Gaëtan Dugas As

    Himself

    archive_footage

    Laurie Lynd As

    director

    Corey Russell As

    producer

    Paul Steinberg As

    cinematographer

    Trevor Ambrose As

    editor