Below is a short list of preferred terminology as issued by UNAIDS.
Language does matter!!!
|Old Use ||Preferred Terminology|
|HIV and AIDS ||AIDS unless specifically referring to HIV |
|HIV/AIDS epidemic||AIDS epidemic|
|HIV/AIDS prevalence||HIV prevalence|
|HIV/AIDS prevention||HIV prevention|
|HIV/AIDS testing||HIV testing|
|People living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA) ||People living with HIV (PLHIV) |
Download the 2007 UNAIDS Terminology Guidelines here.