NYC Releases New U=U Resources for Providers and the Public
Today, NYC, the first jurisdiction to join the U=U campaign in August of 2016, released new online U=U resources for providers and the public.
Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, Deputy Commissioner for the Division of Disease Control at the Health Department in New York City: “New York City is proud to be the first domestic jurisdiction to support the evidence-based statement that ‘Undetectable = Untransmittable.’ We are even prouder to help patients and health care providers to better understand the ‘U = U’ message with our new online resources. Neutralizing HIV stigma begins by applauding the effort it takes to get and stay undetectable, and then acknowledging the great power of this achievement in personal and public health."
“When Deputy Commissioner Dr. Demetre Daskalakis and New York City signed on to the ‘Undetectable = Untransmittable’ campaign over a year ago, it was the genesis of a global movement,” said Bruce Richman, Founding Executive Director of Prevention Access Campaign and U = U Campaign. “Now, over 500 HIV/AIDS organizations and public health bodies from 67 countries have followed New York City’s lead by declaring U = U. It gives me tremendous hope to live in a city with leadership that takes bold and decisive action to improve the lives of people living with HIV and dismantle the stigma that so many of us have faced for decades.” Read more