In the mid-1970s, Port-au-Prince in Haiti was a prime destination for American gay sex tourism, especially for male homosexuals in the New York City metropolitan area.
It was these adventures of these New York homosexuals in Haiti that brought AIDS to America in the 1980s. In the Baby Doc years, Haitian immigrants also brought AIDS directly to New York City from Haiti.
This was denied for thirty years by apologists like Paul Farmer who accused scientists of “racism” and “ethnocentrism,” but recent studies have settled the issue. We now know for certain that AIDS came to the United States from Haiti.
“The researchers think an unknown single infected Haitian immigrant arrived in a large city like Miami or New York, and the virus circulated for years — first in the U.S. population and then to other nations.”
It came to Haiti from the Democratic Republic of Congo:
“The next link was Haiti. Because white Belgians never trained an African elite, only about 30 Congolese outside the priesthood had university degrees at independence.
To fill the gap, the United Nations hired bureaucrats and teachers from abroad. About 4,500 Haitians answered the call; they were black, well educated, French-speaking and eager to earn more than they could at home.
Now Dr. Pépin’s calculations get slightly more speculative.
Group M of H.I.V.-1 is, in turn, broken into subgroups A through K.
Haiti’s epidemic, like that of North America and Western Europe, is nearly all subgroup B. But subgroup B is so rare in central Africa that it causes less than 1 percent of cases.
That suggests AIDS crossed the Atlantic in just one Haitian. Molecular clock dating indicates it reached Haiti roughly in 1966.”
A single Haitian brought AIDS to the Western hemisphere from Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the 1960s.
“Once again, Dr. Pépin argues that rapid expansion through sex alone is mathematically impossible and that there must have been an amplifier. He believes the culprit was a Port-au-Prince plasma center called Hemo-Caribbean that operated only from 1971 to 1972 and was known to have low hygiene standards.
Plasma centers take blood, spin it and return the red cells. If new tubing isn’t used for each patient, infections spread. Sloppy plasma operations caused later H.I.V. outbreaks in Mexico, Spain and India and, most famously, in rural China, where 250,000 sellers were infected.
Hemo-Caribbean’s co-owner was Luckner Cambronne, leader of the feared Tontons Macoutes secret police. Nicknamed the “Vampire of the Caribbean,” Mr. Cambronne, who died in 2006, bled 6,000 sellers who were paid as little as $3 a day and exported 1,600 gallons of plasma to the United States each month, according to an article in The New York Times.”
This is interesting.
The article goes into some detail about this. AIDS went through several “amplifiers” before becoming the virus that it is today. A key event in the history of AIDS was the “Vampire of the Caribbean,” Luckner Cambronne, who under Baby Doc sold the blood plasma of poor Haitians to American buyers.
“Haiti was also a prime destination for gay American sex tourists; the Spartacus travel guides described how much young men expected to be paid. By the early 1980s, subgroup B was killing both American homosexuals and hemophiliacs, suggesting it arrived via both routes. The modern history of AIDS had begun.”
In the 1980s, Haitian ancestry was identified as a risk factor for AIDS along with heroin addiction, hemophilia, and homosexuality.
Note: The full story behind this can be found in Dr. Jacques Pépin’s 2011 book, The Origin of AIDS.