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How We Talk About U=U and the Importance of Precise Language

Bob Leahy on what words to use and what words to avoid when describing risk and ability to transmit applicable to an undetectable viral load – and why that’s important.

Published
19 October 2017
From
Positive Lite
Infecting lover with HIV might not be 'causing grievous bodily harm', says lawyer

Basic issues remained undecided after an Auckland jury found Mikio Filitonga guilty of infecting his lover with HIV, the Court of Appeal has been told. At a hearing in Wellington on Tuesday, Filitonga's lawyer, Paul Borich, QC, said that, with medical advances, it was not clear that infecting someone with HIV must cause them grievous bodily harm.

Published
18 October 2017
From
stuff.co.nz
How I Make My Mixed HIV Status Relationship Work

I'm HIV positive, but my partner is not. And though science has rendered that difference medically negligible, it's hard to shed decades of stigma overnight.

Published
16 October 2017
From
Vice
Reconsidering Primary Prevention: a Call To Action For The Global HIV Response

"The [HIV] prevention toolbox is getting bigger, but the application of the tools is getting smaller. For...prevention to stand a chance, the silence, denial, negativity, and moralism surrounding sex and drug use must end. Policy makers and donors, including governments, must shed their reluctance to openly and positively address sex and drug use in their public health discourse and responses to HIV."

Published
09 October 2017
From
MSMGF
2017 Is the Year That HIV Stigma Is Finally Loosening

Studies have proven that having an undetectable viral load means you can't transmit HIV—and people are finally waking up.

Published
09 October 2017
From
Vice
HIV diagnoses in the UK fell in gay men last year for the first time since the mid-1990s, Public Health England confirms

The 2016 HIV surveillance figures released by Public Health England (PHE) today reveal that what has already been reported for specific clinics and at conferences is true nationally:

Published
03 October 2017
By
Gus Cairns
CDC: “Effectively No Risk” of Sexual HIV Transmission if Undetectable

The strongest federal endorsement to date of the messaging behind the “Undetectable Equals Untransmittable” campaign.

Published
29 September 2017
From
Poz
With Planned Parenthood on Board, U=U HIV Campaign Hopes to Gain Steam

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) has signed onto the Prevention Access Campaign's "Undetectable = Untransmittable" consensus statement, following in the footsteps of its New York City affiliate. The national health care provider and advocacy group joins a community of international health experts in confirming what a groundswell of scientific evidence has shown: When a person's viral load is undetectable, the virus is untransmittable.

Published
26 September 2017
From
The Body
Australian clinic records show significant reduction in duration of infectiousness in HIV-positive gay men from 2007-2016

The period during which HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) are potentially infectious fell significantly between 2007 and 2016, investigators from Australia report in the online

Published
25 September 2017
By
Michael Carter
When Is There Zero Risk of Transmitting HIV?

Over the past year, hundreds have joined the growing list of health experts and organizations around the world to endorse the Undetectable Equals Untransmittable Consensus Statement. The U=U Consensus states that a person living with HIV who has an undetectable viral load through treatment cannot transmit the virus to a sexual partner

Published
19 September 2017
From
Advocate.com
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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