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Remove the term "prostitute" [message #1705] Tue, 01 April 2014 10:24 Go to next message
Avi Hakim is currently offline  Avi Hakim
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619 in the women's module uses the term 'prostitute'. The term is also used in the men's module. This term is stigmatizing and out of date. Suggest changing it to sex worker to better align with international norms and UNAIDS recommended terminology: http://www.unaids.org/en/media/unaids/contentassets/document s/unaidspublication/2011/JC2118_terminology-guidelines_en.pd f
Re: Remove the term "prostitute" [message #1829 is a reply to message #1705] Fri, 04 April 2014 00:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
poteattc is currently offline  poteattc
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The Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator agrees with the suggested change in language to "sex worker."
Re: Remove the term "prostitute" [message #1900 is a reply to message #1705] Mon, 07 April 2014 05:58 Go to previous message
cwolf is currently offline  cwolf
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On behalf of the Key Populations team at USAID Office of HIV/AIDS, I would like to support the change requested to remove the stigmatizing "prostitute" language.

Cameron Wolf, PhD, MSc
Senior HIV/AIDS Advisor for Key Populations
USAID Office of HIV/AIDS
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