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AIDS, Engl. law. Formerly they were certain sums of money granted by the tenant to his lord in times of difficulty and distress, but, as usual in such cases, what was received as a gratuity by the rich and powerful from the weak and poor, was soon claimed as a matter of right; and aids became a species of tax to be paid by the tenant to his lord, in these cases: 1. To ransom the lord's person, when taken prisoner; 2. To make the lord's eldest son a knight; 3. To marry the lord's eldest daughter, by giving her a suitable portion. The first of these remained uncertain; the other two were fixed by act of parliament at twenty shillings each being the supposed twentieth part of a knight's fee, 2 Bl. Com. 64.

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Indeed, a study presented by Nemeroff at the 1990 annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, held in Los Angeles, uncovered a strong aversion to even indirect contact with AIDS victims among 399 college students with substantial factual knowledge about the transmission of the AIDS virus.
Last week, Bruni insisted on being photographed with Aids victims in the west African state of Burkina Faso.
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A Japanese nongovernmental organization making rose gardens in Africa to employ local AIDS victims, will seek cooperation from the United Nations for its operations, the head of the NGO said Saturday.
Prince Harry met Aids victims and TB sufferers as part of his gap year experience in Lesotho, Clarence House said today.
With his family's backing, he felt that he must go public about his own status in order to fight the stigma and discrimination suffered by Aids victims.
The resulting sculpture is to be auctioned off to raise money for children's charity Ark, which aids victims of abuse, disability and poverty.
RAP star Sean `P Diddy' Combs and R&B singer Alicia Keys teamed up yesterday to highlight the plight of Africa's millions of AIDS victims.
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