[Ads-l] AIDS-Related Quote

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Thu Dec 29 10:14:53 UTC 2016

Excellent citation, Bill. Here is a slightly earlier citation in
November 1986 that refers to a CBS television documentary. This
version places a time limit on indirect transmission.

Date: November 9, 1986
Newspaper: Marietta Journal
Newspaper Location: Marietta, Georgia
Article: Cost of 'free' sex can be higher than many believe
Article Author: Phyllis Schlafly (Syndicated columnist)
Quote Page 10B, Column 1
Database: GenealogyBank

[Begin excerpt]
"When you have sex with someone today, you also have sex with everyone
they've had sex with for the last five to seven years." That's the one
line that most people remember from the recent blunt and graphic CBS
documentary called "AIDS Hits Home."
[End excerpt]

Below is a an instance that does not mention a time limit.

Date: November 17, 1986
Newspaper: Logansport Pharos-Tribune
Newspaper Location: Logansport, Indiana
Article: Sexual Attitude Changes Can Help Stop AIDS Spread
Quote Page 3, Column 1
Database: Newspapers.com

[Begin excerpt]
"Something I've been telling people is that when you have sex with
someone, you're also having sex with everyone they've ever had sex
with," explained Deborah Taylor, AIDS coordinator for the Indiana
State Board of Health.
[End excerpt]


On Tue, Dec 27, 2016 at 1:43 PM, MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY
RDECOM AMRDEC (US) <william.d.mullins18.civ at mail.mil> wrote:
> From "Dear Abby" as run in the _Reno [NV] Gazette-Journal_ 9 Dec 1986 p 3D col 1 [Newspapers.com]
> "When you sleep with someone, you are also sleeping with EVERYONE THAT PERSON HAS BEEN WITH."
>> 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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