Dubbed the Gay Plague
, it was thought to affect only gay men.
Q: The President doesn't have gay plague
, is that what you're saying or what?
When I was a schoolboy, they were still calling it the gay plague
and in those days I didn't even know what the gay thing was.
David went on to say he's amazed at some of the ignorance still, with that ridiculous statement the gay plague
AIDS - once labelled the Gay Plague
- was first identified in June 1981 and became the subject of chilling TV adverts featuring tombstones.
To the bible-thumping extremists it was the gay plague
that was God's vengeance on a society devoid of any sexual morals.
The play dealt with the gay plague
- yes that's what it was called.
The media, both gay and straight, have been very irresponsible in representing it as a gay plague
or an exclusively gay disease.
These cases, he hopes, will upend the preconceived ideas that people still have that Aids is a) a gay plague
or b) caught by drug addicts or sexual deviants.
The Gay Plague
(or AIDS as it is sometimes called) is easily transferred through sweat.
It was later revealed that Thacker, an HIV-positive straight man, had called homosexuality a "sinful deathstyle" and AIDS "the gay plague