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Upon its discovery, many believed that AIDS was a disease that specifically affected homosexuals. They thought it was a way of ‘God’ determining that homosexual relations were wrong. It was in 1983 that the AIDS epidemic became well profiled in the UK. After the discovery of AIDS infected blood being used in blood transfusions, there was a vast amount of media speculation on the issue. It became clear that more homosexuals were being diagnosed with HIV/AIDS than any other group. This led some newspapers into calling the disease the “Gay Plague” (Daily Telegraph, 1983). It was in September of that year that gay men were asked not to donate blood due to their susceptibility to the illness. At this point, there were only 17 cases of AIDS in the UK, compared to the 2,868 cases in the USA alone (World Health Organisation, 1983).