AIDS/GRID (1982)

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   This continues discussion of the term.  "A.I.D." in the "Gay Plague" article in the May 1982 NEW YORK magazine still stands out as pretty early.

11 February 1982, NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, "FAMILY SECRETS: WHO IS TO KNOW ABOUT AID?"  AID=artificial insemination of donor's semen.  False alarm.

18 March 1982, THE ADVOCATE, pg. 17, "IS OUR LIFESTYLE HAZARDOUS TO OUR HEALTH?"  First of a two-part article.  "GRID" is on page 18, cols. 3-4.

24 June 1982, THE ADVOCATE, pg. 12, col. 2, "Founder of Cockettes, Hibiscus, Dead of GRID."

29 June 1982, VILLAGE VOICE, Pg. 1, col. 4, "Where Gays Are Going."  The NEW YORK article is mentioned.  Pg. 15, col. 2:  "_The Gay Men's Health Crisis_: 'More people are affected by the acquired immunity deficiency syndrome than toxic shock, swine flu, and legionnaire's disease, but the press attention that any of those got absolutely dwarfs any intelligent discussion that this gets.'"

8 July 1982, THE ADVOCATE, pg. 13, cols. 1-2, "REPORT ON NYC GRID BRIEFING."  No "AIDS."

24 September 1982, JAMA, pg. 1423, "Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome cause(s) still elusive."  A long, important article that uses "AIDS" many times.
   Pg. 1424, col. 2:  "...have been reported and may be related to AIDS (MMWR 1982; 31: 277-279)."
   It would be nice to check out MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY WEEKLY REPORT (MMWR), published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

27 April 1982, VILLAGE VOICE, pg. 16, cols. 2-3 photo:  "GAY // GOOD AND YOUTHFULL (sic)."

14 October 1982, THE ADVOCATE, pg. 81--"Gay Drinks" described here are the Cape Cod, the Scarlett O'Hara, Anita's Downfall, Ballbuster, Rough Trade, Boodle-y Mary, and Harvey Milk (with Harvey's Bristol Cream).

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