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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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So doing, Johnson won many accolades from the media and the AIDS establishment.
It was not so long ago, in 2002, at a meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council that Canon Ted Karpf, a missioner for HIV/AIDS in the Church of the Province of Southern Africa, uttered the words quoted at the beginning of this editorial: "This church has AIDS." He urged the church to respond to the AIDS crisis.
The AIDS Malignancy Program was designed to assist the research community in studying the interplay of viruses, immune dysfunction, aberrant growth factor expression, and the development of cancer in AIDS patients, with the goal of creating more effective treatment regimens.
Gay columnist Dan Savage has been one of the most vocal "the AIDS crisis is over" town criers, but even he has recently made note of alarming new figures about the uptick in syphilis among gay and bisexual men--which means they're having unprotected sex and may well be spreading HIV as well as other STDs.
The AIDS Drug Assistance Program was originally envisioned to address an emergency -- the urgent need to provide expensive medications to people with AIDS until the crisis passed.
At the grade 8 level, the AIDS teacher's manual asks the instructor to prepare students for understanding "homophobia" (a term used regularly by homosexual activists for everyone who opposes the homosexual lifestyle) by "reviewing familiar stereotypes (i.e., sexism, racism, etc.)." In his 1992 letter to the American bishops, however, Cardinal Ratzinger stated that there can be valid grounds for discrimination against homosexuals, such as in the hiring of teachers.
Once it was clear that the AIDS community included people like Corti and Delaney who were not afraid to play by their own rules, the FDA and the giant pharmaceutical companies began paying attention.
Since then, many have reduced patient eligibility, limited prescriptions, and cut services at a time when programs like the AIDS Drug Assistance Program are also stretched to the breaking point.