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Understanding that undetectable equals untransmissible improves people's sex lives

People who understood it was impossible to pass on HIV with an undetectable viral load experienced intimacy and connection with their sexual partners.

14 February 2018
Gay Star News
What does “Undetectable” mean? [video]

Jimmy Gale, manager of HIV positive services at San Francisco AIDS Foundation, explains U=U, an awareness campaign introduced by Prevention Access Campaign, and what it means to be undetectable if you’re living with HIV.

05 February 2018
BETA blog
Fauci: From A Practical Standpoint The Risk Is ZERO.

The world’s leading immunologist: Zero Risk. This is the crowning vindication of #UequalsU.

30 January 2018
I'm Still Josh
How do we know HIV undetectable equals untransmittable?

Matthew Hodson explains why so many sexual health organizations back the message that those with undetectable viral loads don’t pass on HIV.

25 January 2018
Gay Star News
U=U laggards draw fire from the community

The Global U=U picture is good, but community activists are stepping up the heat on organizations which have been slow to embrace it. Today the spotlight is on Greater than AIDS, GNP+ and in Canada, the Ontario AIDS Network.

17 January 2018
Positive Lite
Study suggests many gay and bisexual men are skeptical about U=U, but attitudes are on the rise

Numerous well-controlled trials have recently demonstrated that there is effectively no risk of HIV transmission during sex with a partner who has a sustained, undetectable viral load (Undetectable = Untransmittable). The Hunter CHEST study sought to examine how accurate gay and bisexual men perceive this message to be by surveying more than 12,000 men across the United States in the summer of 2017.

16 January 2018
Do you speak U=U? Talking to patients about treatment as prevention

NAM's Executive Director Matthew Hodson addresses the BHIVA Autumn Conference on treatment as prevention and U=U (Undetectable equals Untransmittable).

09 January 2018
Why Going Bareback Was The Best Sex Decision I Ever Made

I no longer use condoms and I have no regrets. Evidence now suggests that, if you take PrEP daily, as I always do, the risks of HIV infection is roughly the same, or lower, than condoms, and I’ve rediscovered a world of pleasure denied to me for more than 30 years.

05 January 2018
Huffington Post
People with high viral load most likely to report sex that could pass on HIV

People with HIV who had high viral load were more likely to report vaginal or anal sex without a condom with a partner of unknown

18 December 2017
Keith Alcorn
Undetectable = Untransmittable -- The Noise, the Joys and the Nuances

Let's focus on how U=U should impact our delivery of HIV care services to people living with HIV. Here are some "musts" on my list.

11 December 2017
The Body
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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

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

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