gay-related immune deficiency

(redirected from Gay-related immunodeficiency)
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 is named "gay cancer" or GRID, Gay-related Immunodeficiency, later changed to AIDS.
The original name for HIV/AIDS was GRID (the Gay-Related Immunodeficiency syndrome).
In March 1982, The Advocate's Nathan Fain wrote the magazine's first major article on GRID, or gay-related immunodeficiency, which became known as AIDS.