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Gays, escaping from persecution during the civil war in Haiti, went hog wild when they discovered how liberal New York and Miami were compared to strictly Catholic Haiti. This caused a small upswing in AIDS incidence, which had been declining before the Haitian asylum occurred. US Government officials at the time wanted to promote the idea that AIDS was not ...


The CDC first diagnosed the disease among Haitians in the United States in July 1982, about a year after AIDS was recognised. They were recorded as a separate group because the infected Haitians were not thought to have any apparent risk factors (i.e. drug use or homosexuality). However, most of the initial Haitian patients were not actually asked about ...

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