Puzzling 1969 AIDS-Related Death

New evidence that a St. Louis teen-ager died of AIDS in 1969 suggests that the AIDS virus may have been introduced into the United States several times before touching off the current epidemic, according to experts in disease transmission.

Justin brought this to my attention last night and while, thankfully, it did not invade my dreams last night, I’m still thinking about it this morning. I’m not ready to go full-blown conspiracy theorist yet, but it’s definitely curious how this would show up years before previously thought.

Update: Articles from BBC News and National Geographic indicating the virus traveled from Africa to Haiti to the US.

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  1. shin says:

    I remember reading about this case 14 or so years ago when the doctors only suspected the teenager died of AIDS. Now it’s confirmed – that is freaky.

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