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Author Topic: I heard a new term for HIV  (Read 1501 times)

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Offline LiveWithIt

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I heard a new term for HIV
« on: January 12, 2014, 03:33:22 PM »
High Five.   :D
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Offline emeraldize

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Re: I heard a new term for HIV
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2014, 04:10:02 PM »

Offline denb45

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Re: I heard a new term for HIV
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2014, 04:14:41 PM »
I like it  ;)  Hi V  sounds much better than the AIDS


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Re: I heard a new term for HIV
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2014, 04:31:19 PM »
That site says the term has been around 10 years.  Ok
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Re: I heard a new term for HIV
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2014, 05:30:46 PM »
That site says the term has been around 10 years.  Ok

I had the impression it was already an established expression when I was first diagnosed in 2001.
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Re: I heard a new term for HIV
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2014, 05:51:06 PM »
the phrase is so old it's tired

it's like something someone says because they don't want to scream "H.-I.-V." !!!111ONE!!!
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Re: I heard a new term for HIV
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2014, 07:44:04 AM »
At all costs resist re-branding.
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Re: I heard a new term for HIV
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2014, 01:30:03 PM »
The Medical community refers to it in this way in order not to alarm people.  So if they have an accidental needle jab they may say to go get work done in case of Hi 5, or if they see someone demonstrating the symptoms of AIDS they may use this term to converse about it before tests have been done.

Offline Ann

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Re: I heard a new term for HIV
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2014, 02:26:53 PM »
The Medical community refers to it in this way in order not to alarm people.  So if they have an accidental needle jab they may say to go get work done in case of Hi 5, or if they see someone demonstrating the symptoms of AIDS they may use this term to converse about it before tests have been done.

I've never heard anyone in the medical community use this term. It's usually younger, hiv positive people who use it. (in my experience)
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Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline tednlou2

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Re: I heard a new term for HIV
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2014, 02:57:48 PM »
I've heard medical friends say when they write a patients dx on the board at the hospital, they will write something like VIH or HI5.  You know what I'm talking about, right?  Hospitals have those patient boards that they write patient info on-- those white boards with erasable markers.  I suppose that helps to conceal info some, but still not the best.  Anyone going by their station can read those white boards.  And, if you speak Spanish, then VIH is the way to write it.

Offline antobelli

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Re: I heard a new term for HIV
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2014, 09:11:56 PM »
The white boards in the patient room are use to inform the patient about doctors and nurses involve in the patient care, info about test/s that have to be done (MRI, C-Scan, ECHO, EKG etc.), the patient goals, meds schedule, and sometime the dx. But never HIV, Hep C, HPV, or cancer. The only white board with dx that all the nurses can see it it's in the ER. Hope this helps.

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Re: I heard a new term for HIV
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2014, 11:50:58 AM »
When I went for surgeries my Drs all used it Hi V positive

Maybe depends on where you love?
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Re: I heard a new term for HIV
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2014, 04:03:43 PM »



    In the hood they call HIV the Ninja.
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Re: I heard a new term for HIV
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2014, 04:12:35 PM »
We call it hoop skirt scurvy in the south . A wink and nod and you know the magnolia has wilted .

Of course I have never heard it called this but it could happen . 

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Re: I heard a new term for HIV
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2014, 07:29:03 AM »
When my partner was working as an aid worker (not "aids" worker) in South Sudan (with forays into Kenya and Uganda), they called hiv/aids "slim" - due to the weight-loss associated with advanced hiv. This was back in the mid-90s. I don't know if the term is still in use there or not.
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Re: I heard a new term for HIV
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2014, 09:56:52 AM »
When I went for surgeries my Drs all used it Hi V positive

Maybe depends on where you love?

I'm fairly sure that's what I have had written -- nobody seems to freak out in a hospital setting about this issue where I live.
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