Over 260 organizations around the world have signed on to the Undetectable=Unstransmittable consensus statement.

The message is simple—a person living with HIV, taking antiretroviral drugs, and whose viral load has been undetectable for six months or more cannot transmit HIV.  You can read the full consensus statement here.

U=U is a challenge to stigma.  A tool to fight against HIV criminalization. An understanding of the inequities of accessible treatment in many parts of the world. A reminder of the importance of treatment as prevention. An end to fear; a prompt for discussion; and a challenge to ignorance.

For Bruce House U=U is recognition that our understanding of HIV is evolving; that the lives of people impacted by HIV are changing, and we must continue to move forward as an organization to meet these new realities.

The most profound impact of the Undetectable=Untransmittable message is felt by people living with HIV.  As PositiveLite reports, discovering that you need not fear transmitting HIV to the person you love can change everything.

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