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fabio:

--- Quote from: Almost2late on April 13, 2021, 01:14:32 pm ---Absolutely, it's reasonable I think for anyone using inaccurate medical terms to use the correct one.. especially if they're pursuing a medical profession.
 
Good for you Fabio for standing up to correct it.. knowledge beats stigma ;)

You probably should have stuck this topic in the "living with hiv" forum imo.

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Yeah,thanks. I do think it's kind of an off topic thing haha.
It is quite common for nurses here to not make the differentiation between the 2.

fabio:

--- Quote from: zach on April 13, 2021, 11:25:42 am ---I would have let it go.

Doesn't seem malicious, maybe somewhat misguided but at the end of the day it's a wording difference

Labels come and go, what is acceptable today was unknown yesterday and will be replaced with a new phrase tomorrow

Just my take

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It might be,but it still made me a bit uneasy because the presentation was about health promotion for community nursing. I got told that too,but I did my own thing and persisted haha.

Jim Allen:

--- Quote from: zach on April 13, 2021, 11:25:42 am ---I would have let it go.

Doesn't seem malicious, maybe somewhat misguided but at the end of the day it's a wording difference

Labels come and go, what is acceptable today was unknown yesterday and will be replaced with a new phrase tomorrow

Just my take

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Agree with you had terminology etc keeps changing.


--- Quote from: fabio on April 13, 2021, 06:10:51 am ---So, I was waiting for this to happen at some point since in Greece nurses are quite ignorant when it comes to HIV. One of my co-students made a presentation title that she wants to make and had very awful,bad inaccurate and ignorant wording that the professor didn't make the effort to correct.
She specifically wrote "people living with aids infection" which is so wrong in so many levels and I called it out. I said that aids is a syndrome and not an infection. What is more proper would be to write "people living with HIV/AIDS" rather than making such a major inaccuracy.
I did get attacked and the professor didn't say anything. But I feel ok for calling it out rather than just keep quiet about it. Considering most of the stigma I have personally faced from healthcare personnel was from nurses.
Did I do the right thing ?

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Fabio, if I was in your shoes particularly as it's healthcare workers or future ones I would have also pointed out that "AIDS infection" is not a thing. The same as "AIDS Test" is not a thing.

Not sure "HIV/AIDS" is correct anymore either? I tuned out though when some PC minded people started calling AIDS "Advanced HIV"   ;D

https://www.cdc.gov/stophivtogether/library/stop-hiv-stigma/fact-sheets/cdc-lsht-stigma-factsheet-language-guide.pdf
https://www.poz.com/basics/hiv-basics/hiv-language
https://www.hivireland.ie/policy-news-and-media/hiv-terminology-guidelines/



Tonny2:



         ojo.           My good friend Fabio...you are right, it came out from your heartl. So relax and be proud of yourself...hugs.                                                     ojo

fabio:

--- Quote from: Jim Allen on April 13, 2021, 03:53:57 pm ---Agree with you had terminology etc keeps changing.

Fabio, if I was in your shoes particularly as it's healthcare workers or future ones I would have also pointed out that "AIDS infection" is not a thing. The same as "AIDS Test" is not a thing.

Not sure "HIV/AIDS" is correct anymore either? I tuned out though when some PC minded people started calling AIDS "Advanced HIV"   ;D

https://www.cdc.gov/stophivtogether/library/stop-hiv-stigma/fact-sheets/cdc-lsht-stigma-factsheet-language-guide.pdf
https://www.poz.com/basics/hiv-basics/hiv-language
https://www.hivireland.ie/policy-news-and-media/hiv-terminology-guidelines/

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Yes, everything changes quite often. I was telling to them that they might even get old articles with old data and their answer was ''Well,dsm4 has the same data for years and you can still use it to inform'', but HIV isn't the same as it was then, that's also a point that they are missing.

Man, that's probably the worst thing about university that there are a lot of people suffering from the Dunning and Krugger effect hahaha.

I wish I could make such a presentation, however it is a team presentation and my team has chosen about the ethical issues during covid that nurses faced.

Next time I get some solo paper, I will write about current life with HIV, since no-one in Greece openly says the U=U thing.

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