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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.
References in periodicals archive
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
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.