What is the U = U statement?
Scientific research is clear: people living with HIV who are adhering to an effective treatment plan and have an undetectable viral load cannot pass the virus to their sexual partners.
The Undetectable = Untransmittable (or U = U) consensus statement has been endorsed by more and more medical professionals and HIV service organizations. The U =U consensus statement states that the “risk of HIV transmission from a person living with HIV (PLHIV), who is on Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) and has achieved an undetectable viral load in their blood for at least 6 months is negligible to non-existent. While HIV is not always transmitted even with a detectable viral load, when the partner with HIV has an undetectable viral load this both protects their own health and prevents new HIV infections.”
We at Realize are proud to endorse the U= U consensus statement via this video. It is important to help clear the air about the transmissibility of HIV, about the stigma associated with living with HIV, in order to ensure people living with HIV can get access to the most effective treatment and live longer, healthier lives. We hope you will join us in sharing this message with your friends, family and colleagues.
For more information about the U=U statement, please visit: www.preventionaccess.org/consensus