* Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U)* People living with HIV who are on treatment and have an undetectable viral load cannot transmit HIV through sex.
Check out some of the best U=U videos of 2017 from our partners in English, Italian, and Spanish!
GMFA, the Gay Men’s Health Charity in the U.K., launched The Undetectables a new video about what it means to undetectable, featuring twelve gay men (and a doctor to confirm it’s true!). GMFA also launched one of the first videos in 2016 to explain that people with undetectable viral loads cannot pass on HIV through sex.
Apoyo Positivo (Spanish) launched this video featuring Rebeca, a popular singer in Spain, for the UNAIDS Zero Discrimination day in
LILA (Italian w/English Subtitles; Spanish Subtitles) launched this gorgeous music video Noi
ACT Up Dublin, one of the most active U=U partners, launched Love & Suppression, the first video in Ireland about U=U and relationships, activism, and access. It features Robbie & Maurice, a mixed status couple.
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About Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U)
Prevention Access Campaign’s Undetectable = Untransmittable is a growing global community of HIV advocates, activists, researchers, and over 550 organizations from 70 countries uniting to clarify and disseminate the revolutionary but largely unknown fact that people living with HIV on effective treatment cannot sexually transmit HIV.
U=U was launched in early 2016 by a group of people living with HIV who created a groundbreaking consensus statement with global experts as an advocacy tool to clear up confusion about the science of U=U. It was the genesis of a movement that is changing the definition of what it means to live with HIV around the world. U=U is dismantling HIV stigma, improving the lives of people with HIV, and bringing us closer to ending the epidemic.
The Lancet proclaims “U=U is a simple but hugely important campaign based on a solid foundation of scientific evidence. It has already been successful in influencing public opinion, causing more people with HIV (and their friends and families) to comprehend that they can live long, healthy lives, have children, and never have to worry about passing on their infection to others. The CDC officially backing the science behind the campaign is another key step towards U=U being the most important message of 2017 in the fight against HIV."
The Washington Post calls U=U “the campaign credited with beginning to change public perception of HIV transmissibility.”
For more U=U resources, check out www.uequalsu.org