Language has been a central theme in efforts to dismantle stigma around HIV. Empowering language remains an important focus for all medical/dental and all organizations conducting research because language perpetuates stigma, and as studies continue to bear out, stigma helps perpetuate the HIV epidemic. In this event you will learn that language evolves, and no doubt will continue to do so, so it is important that medical researchers keep up.
Learn about the evolution of language in HIV research, publications, media, and research proposals.
Learn why it is important to use “people first” language.
Avoid the pitfalls of using improper language in your research proposals, journal article submissions, and other communications.
Provide you with resources and guides to help you use inclusive language and non-stigmatizing language in your scholarly works.
Paul B Goulet Chair Community Engaged Research Council Providence/Boston CFAR Independent Health Care Consultant
Archana Asundi Assistant Professor Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases
A variety of the listed topics will be discussed at this event.