- (pathology, dated) Acronym of gay-related immunodeficiency (“AIDS”). [Used in the early 1980s.]
- 1982 May 11, Lawrence K. Altman, “New Homosexual Disorder Worries Health Officials”, in The New York Times:
- The cause of the disorder is unknown. Researchers call it A.I.D., for acquired immunodeficiency disease, or GRID, for gay-related immunodeficiency. It has been reported in 20 states and seven countries.