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Edwina Currie

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My message to the businessmen of this country when they go abroad on business is that there is only one thing above all they can take with them to stop them catching AIDS - and that is the wife...
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Mrs Currie Dishes Up Aids Advice, Yorkshire Post, February 13, 1987

 
Edwina Currie

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