Undetectable = Untransmittable and the U.S. Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative

Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U) is a necessary and key component of plans to End the HIV Epidemic, emphasizing the important role of viral suppression. Jurisdictions across the country are sharing U=U information as an integral part of three of the four pillars of their plans. This document can assist health departments and community-based organizations in their efforts to improve viral suppression, prevent new transmissions, and reduce HIV stigma.

Getting to an undetectable status not only allows people with HIV to live long, healthy lives, it also is 100% effective at preventing sexual transmission of HIV. In order to end the HIV epidemic, we must invest in the wellbeing of people with HIV. By increasing access and removing barriers to treatment and care, we will save lives and prevent new transmissions. We call this the U=U Public Health Argument.   

 

If you have any questions related to U=U and EHE, please contact us.

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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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