gay-related immune deficiency

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GRID. An early (pre-1984) name for AIDS, based on the link between a collapsed immune system and the known association with male homosexuality

gay-related immune deficiency,

n the term adopted in the 1980s in reference to AIDS, when it was considered to affect only homosexual males.
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It was in 1981 that the Centers for Disease Control identified the disease that would be labeled, briefly, Gay Related Immunodeficiency Disease, or GRID.