U=U in the NEWS 

We are grateful to the journalists and media outlets for sharing the news about U=U since the Consensus Statement was released in July, 2016:

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January 13th, 2021

The Prevention Access Campaign is thrilled to welcome U=U Ambassadors, a group of U.S.-based leading advocates, activists and healthcare professionals who have played important roles in building the Undetectable = Untransmittable movement. Undetectable = Untransmittable is a global community led movement to share the revolutionary but still widely unknown fact that a person living with HIV who is on treatment and has an undetectable viral load cannot sexually transmit HIV.  
 
All Ambassadors have received training in the basic U=U science, communications, and advocacy. Working together, Ambassadors and PAC staff educate and build the capacity of providers and communities to integrate the U=U message into sexual health communications, advocacy, and clinical practice.
Learn more about the Ambassadors in POZ Magazine.
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US HIV infections could drop by 94% before 2030, if treatment is prioritised

December 21st, 2020

"Modelling estimates suggest that new HIV infections in the US could be reduced by as much as 94% before 2030, if the current HIV prevention budget is spent more efficiently. Priorities would be linking those diagnosed with HIV to care, ensuring that they receive treatment and getting them to the point of viral suppression. Less money would be spent on screening low-risk heterosexuals and PrEP.
This research was conducted by Dr Stephanie Sansom and colleagues at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and published in the American Journal of Public Health."
 
Read more in nam aidsmap.
 
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U=U encourages men in South Africa to test for HIV

December 9th, 2020

"As men in sub-Saharan Africa test for HIV less often than women, a team led by Dr Philip Smith of University of Cape Town, South Africa, wanted to know if men would be encouraged to test more when they knew about the U=U message. The team found that when peer promoters told men that an undetectable viral load means that, if they test positive, they cannot pass the virus to sexual partners, they were more likely to go for HIV testing."
 
Read more in nam aidsmap.
 
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DC Ends HIV adds U=U as Key Strategy

December 9th, 2020

As a part of Washington, D.C.'s plan to End HIV, D.C. Health has added U=U as a key strategy.
 
"DC Health will assess both individuals and providers to a get a sense of the acceptability of U=U as well as Rapid ART initiation. With new insight on acceptability, DC Health can redesign and relaunch the U=U campaign with updated messaging."
 
Read more here.
 
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December 8th, 2020

"Today, as the Prevention Access Campaign’s U.S. partnerships and community engagement manager, there’s an even more uplifting message he wants to spread: hope. "In 2016, Prevention Access came out with U=U,” Moore said of the Undetectable=Untransmittable campaign. “Basically with the right medication, the virus in your body becomes so suppressed that it’s undetectable and you can no longer transmit it.” The first step, he urges, is to know your status. For better or worse." 
Read more of the article in the Houston Chronicle here.
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World AIDS Day 2020: South Carolina and New Jersey issue official proclamations about U=U

December 1st, 2020

On World AIDS Day 2020, the governors of both South Carolina and New Jersey issued official proclamations noting the significance of World AIDS Day that included U=U. 
The South Carolina proclamation can be viewed here. A U=U display was also built at the statehouse and can be viewed here.
The New Jersey proclamation can be viewed here.
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December 1st, 2020

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s HIV & Equity Program, along with our partners at Prevention Access Campaign, has produced an insightful and informative guide to help everyone understand the U=U campaign and how it can be the key to finally ending this epidemic. Aside from providing scientifically-based information around health, U=U also seeks to end the stigma, discrimination, and misinformation around HIV which can greatly impact the personal relationships, job opportunities, and overall quality of life for those living with HIV in addition to encouraging increased testing opportunities."
Check out the resource guide here. 
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Banner images feature Love to Love Organization (Uganda); ACCM (Canada); and Housing Works (USA) and Red Ribbon Istanbul (Turkey) at International AIDS Society Conference 2017 (France); other images from Place Tokyo (Japan), Apoyo Positivo  (Spain), and tattoo courtesy of Victor Claros (El Salvador). 
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