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HIV Ireland. (2020) HIV terminology and appropriate language use guidelines. Dublin: HIV Ireland.

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We have seen significant advancements in HIV treatment and prevention in recent years. However, the language used when talking or writing about HIV is often out-dated and stigmatising. Challenging and eliminating HIV-related stigma is a guiding principle of HIV Ireland and we understand the role appropriate language use has in this. These guidelines have been informed by our work and existing relevant language and terminology standards.


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