Rachel Burden, 44, and Roger Johnson, 50, discussed the latest headlines as they fronted BBC Breakfast today.
During the show, the pair discussed Gareth Thomas’ interview, in which he revealed he was HIV positive.
While discussing the news, Rachel referred to HIV as a condition, as well as a disease, which seemed to offend a viewer.
The latter took to Twitter to ask if anyone else was “perturbed” by her use of terminology, but wrongly tagged Louise in the tweet instead.
They wrote: “Anyone else perturbed by the number of times @louiseminchin referred to HIV as a disease on @BBCBreakfast this morning? HIV is NOT a disease.”
Louise responded, writing: “I am not on @BBCBreakfast this morning.”
The viewer then apologised for getting Louise and Rachel mixed up and tagged the latter in the post instead.
Gareth spoke out about living with HIV in a bid to “break the stigma" around the virus.
In the studio, Rachel and Roger were joined by a male who is also living with HIV.
The stand-in host did not respond to the Twitter user’s tweet, but did retweet an article about her response to HIV from the interview.
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BBC Breakfast star Rachel Burden