New biomedical advancements in HIV prevention and treatment has brought us closer than ever to ending this decades-long epidemic. We now have scientific proof that people who adhere to antiretroviral therapy and reach an undetectable viral load cannot transmit the virus to their sexual partners-- even when no condom is used.
The Undetectable=Untransmittable campaign, more commonly referred to as U=U, is a health and human rights movement aimed at providing accurate and up-to-date information about HIV, particularly regarding the powerful results of antiretroviral therapy drugs use when living with HIV and of pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, for HIV prevention. Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, calls the U=U campaign “the foundation of being able to end the epidemic.”
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s HIV & Equity Program, along with our partners at Prevention Access Campaign, has produced an insightful and informative guide to help everyone understand the U=U campaign and how it can be the key to finally ending this epidemic. Aside from providing scientifically-based information around health, U=U also seeks to end the stigma, discrimination and misinformation around HIV which can greatly impact the personal relatioships, job opportunities and overall quality of life for those living with HIV in addition to encouraging increased testing opportunities.
Learn more by downloading the guide.