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New Names Emerge For HIV/AIDS, Prostitutes by sharpden: 5:29pm On Apr 15, 2017
A team of Nigerian linguists and medical experts have adopted new names for HIV, AIDS and prostitutes in Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba in order to reduce the scourge of stigmatisation.

A statement on Saturday by Prof. Herbert Igboanusi of the University of Ibadan, said the adoption was to eliminate stigmatisation and discrimination of persons living with HIV and AIDS.

Igboanusi said the study adopted the following names as more appropriate for the HIV/AIDS:

HIV in Igbo is Ori Nchekwa Ahụ, meaning something that fights or weakens the body immunity, while AIDS is Mmịnwụ, a condition that causes emaciation.

According to the statement, the Yorùbá appropriate term for HIV is Kòkòrò Apa Sójà Ara (KASA), meaning sickness which kills the body immunity, while AIDS is ààrùn ìsọdọ̀lẹ àjẹsára, a sickness that completely weakens body immune system.

In Hausa, HIV is now Karya garkuwa, meaning that which weakens the body immune system, while Kanjamau, a sickness capable of emaciating one’s body, has been chosen for AIDS.

Igboanusi said the study was a two-year research titled: “A metalanguage for HIV, AIDS and Ebola discourses in Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba.”

It was sponsored by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund.

Igboanusi called on speakers of the three languages to adhere to the use of these chosen terms in order to avoid confusing HIV with AIDS and consequently reduce their spread through behavioural change.

He said: “It is the researchers’ belief that behavioural change is only possible when the people are familiar with the appropriate terminology for HIV and AIDS in their own languages.”

Similarly, the experts also adopted a new name for commercial sex workers in line with international practice.

“Since it is now more acceptable to refer to certain persons as ‘commercial sex workers’ rather than ‘prostitutes’, we agreed that Ndị mkwụ̣gharị, people who hang around, should be used for them in Igbo.

Gbélé pawó, women who stay at home making money, in Yoruba and Mata masu zaman kansu, that is women who are living independently, in Hausa.

http://www.socialtimesng.net/2017/04/new-names-emerge-for-hivaids-prostitutes/

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Re: New Names Emerge For HIV/AIDS, Prostitutes by sharpden: 5:32pm On Apr 15, 2017
grin funny names

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Re: New Names Emerge For HIV/AIDS, Prostitutes by YourImaginaryBF: 5:36pm On Apr 15, 2017
Awkward

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Re: New Names Emerge For HIV/AIDS, Prostitutes by Jabioro: 5:37pm On Apr 15, 2017
Issorite..

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Re: New Names Emerge For HIV/AIDS, Prostitutes by Teewhy2: 5:50pm On Apr 15, 2017
Hmmmm, I hear you na.
I think say yoruba name AIDS is asan ti ko gbo ogun (that is sickness way drugs no fit cure) and prostitute na olosho, gbele Paso can go for yahoo boys too


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Re: New Names Emerge For HIV/AIDS, Prostitutes by Mimzyy(f): 5:51pm On Apr 15, 2017
Doesn't change the fact that it is what it is. The stigmatization will sadly, still continue regardless.

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Re: New Names Emerge For HIV/AIDS, Prostitutes by ORACLE1975(m): 5:51pm On Apr 15, 2017
Hmmm its well
Re: New Names Emerge For HIV/AIDS, Prostitutes by Doro55: 5:51pm On Apr 15, 2017
beautiful names
Re: New Names Emerge For HIV/AIDS, Prostitutes by Dottore: 5:51pm On Apr 15, 2017
Hia
Re: New Names Emerge For HIV/AIDS, Prostitutes by ademasta(m): 5:51pm On Apr 15, 2017
Lol
Re: New Names Emerge For HIV/AIDS, Prostitutes by Moreoffaith(m): 5:52pm On Apr 15, 2017
Will this names change anything

Prostitute=
Olosho
Polo
Opo
Ashana
Ashawo

No matter how u guys package the name it will still cast at the end of the day

Let me come and be going jare

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Re: New Names Emerge For HIV/AIDS, Prostitutes by YonkijiSappo: 5:52pm On Apr 15, 2017
Nansense

AIDS in Yoruba is Kogbögun

Prostitute na Ashewo (traditionally)

or Olosho (More modern ~ runs girls)

You can't change those.

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Re: New Names Emerge For HIV/AIDS, Prostitutes by fuckerstard: 5:52pm On Apr 15, 2017
Arun ko gbò ogun ni jor

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Re: New Names Emerge For HIV/AIDS, Prostitutes by AngelicBeing: 5:52pm On Apr 15, 2017
Hmmmm they should preach safe sex & sex education than all this big big grammar sad

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Re: New Names Emerge For HIV/AIDS, Prostitutes by Godprotectigbo5(f): 5:52pm On Apr 15, 2017
grin grin grin
Re: New Names Emerge For HIV/AIDS, Prostitutes by Turks: 5:52pm On Apr 15, 2017
Waste of time.

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Re: New Names Emerge For HIV/AIDS, Prostitutes by KingLennon(m): 5:53pm On Apr 15, 2017
Terminologies ke? Abi nah basket ball or volley ball? If you like you call it 'commercialism'. AIDS nah AIDS.
Re: New Names Emerge For HIV/AIDS, Prostitutes by tjay00(m): 5:53pm On Apr 15, 2017
those changing of the names cures the infections
Re: New Names Emerge For HIV/AIDS, Prostitutes by CollinsWeGlobe(m): 5:53pm On Apr 15, 2017
End Time
Re: New Names Emerge For HIV/AIDS, Prostitutes by Dongreat(m): 5:54pm On Apr 15, 2017
Mimzyy:
Doesn't change the fact that it is what it is. The stigmatization will sadly, still continue regardless.

Yes you are correct about the stigmatization but only those who are ignorant of the antiretroviral drugs or just stupid still stigmatize people. With the antiretrovirals, couple with a healthy life style, HIV patients live normal life and die from old age and these patients also live longer than alcoholics.

Ps: To those finding this outrageous, lucky you can understand English and purchase data to knowledge but try explaining "the pathophysiology of HIV" to mama charle the buka seller. These names are made for the uneducated to understand the disease easily.

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Re: New Names Emerge For HIV/AIDS, Prostitutes by Sveen: 5:54pm On Apr 15, 2017
Igboanusi and Ohia... Language behaviour!
Can I see the linguist in the building?

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Re: New Names Emerge For HIV/AIDS, Prostitutes by Freeezzz(m): 5:54pm On Apr 15, 2017
What about headache undecided cool
Re: New Names Emerge For HIV/AIDS, Prostitutes by Nobody: 5:54pm On Apr 15, 2017
This in addition to sensitisation should be widely encouraged.
Re: New Names Emerge For HIV/AIDS, Prostitutes by Nobody: 5:55pm On Apr 15, 2017
If it would curb the spread of HIV/AIDS and reduce the stigmatization, then it is a good development.
Re: New Names Emerge For HIV/AIDS, Prostitutes by obaataaokpaewu: 5:55pm On Apr 15, 2017
It is necessary especially for the Igbo own. OBIRI NA AJA OCHA is one scary name for HIV/AIDS

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Re: New Names Emerge For HIV/AIDS, Prostitutes by nairaman66(m): 5:55pm On Apr 15, 2017
Government need to create jobs seriously!!
Re: New Names Emerge For HIV/AIDS, Prostitutes by UsySanusi(m): 5:55pm On Apr 15, 2017
Cuta me karya garkuwa and kanjamau has been hausa names for HIV & AIDS. It's not a new name in hausa. So back off.
Re: New Names Emerge For HIV/AIDS, Prostitutes by dat85kelvin(m): 5:56pm On Apr 15, 2017
This one just weak me..
Re: New Names Emerge For HIV/AIDS, Prostitutes by jeeqaa7(m): 5:56pm On Apr 15, 2017
Naso
Re: New Names Emerge For HIV/AIDS, Prostitutes by sweetilicious(f): 5:56pm On Apr 15, 2017
Ndi nkwuhari? They won't like this
Re: New Names Emerge For HIV/AIDS, Prostitutes by benedictac(f): 5:56pm On Apr 15, 2017
Them no get work walahi

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