Referring to a negative HIV status as "clean" is offensive and harmful. It implies that someone who is HIV+ is dirty or unclean. It's also a very easy way to cause confusion around disclosing, because regardless of how you mean it, HIV+ people are still clean. Wash what you say! End the status war!
KNOW HIV = NO HIV The more you educate yourself and others about the current state of HIV and how to treat and prevent it, the more likely to avoid transmission; and by knowing your HIV status you can affectively seek treatment and reduce the risk of transmitting to others.
Remove the Elephant | Clichés aside, the truth is noone wants to talk about HIV. It doesn't deserve our silence. Speak up. Ask Questions. There's always something happening in the world of HIV/AIDS. Educate yourself and you will have taken a big step towards prevention. This issue affects all of us, positive or negative. KNOW HIV = NO HIV.