BBV/STI Glossary – Simple definitions in English for interpreters, translators, and workers in a health setting


Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health, 2020

The BBV/STI Glossary is a resource for interpreters, translators and others who work in a health setting. It offers an extensive list of English terms related to sexual health and blood-borne viruses (such as hepatitis), with easy to understand definitions.

This is a joint project of the following individuals and agencies:

  • Suzanne Lau-Gooey
  • Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators (AUSIT)
  • Multicultural Health & Support Service
  • Hepatitis C Victoria
  • St Vincent’s Health
  • HIV CALD Service – Alfred Health
  • Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society
  • Melbourne Health Resourcing Health and Education in the
    Sex Industry (RhED)


Access glossary (PDF) here

By J Pope

Welcome to SASHA

SASHA is a current awareness service with news and views on various aspects of sexual health and sexuality, from a wide range of sources. These range from credible sources of sexual health and related information, to relevant opinion pieces in the media.