[Ads-l] AIDS-Related Quote

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Dec 27 06:58:26 EST 2016


The New York Public Library Book of 20th Century American Quotations has the following quote:

"You're not just sleeping with one person, you're sleeping with everyone they ever slept with."
Theresa Crenshaw, "Men, Women, Sex and AIDS," NBC-TV, January 13, 1987

Are there earlier expressions of this same thought, which I think was common in the early days of AIDS?  I am interested in tracing the earliest version I can find.

Fred Shapiro


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