U=U National Task Force Launches to Promote HIV Prevention (POZ)

Submitted on Jun 22, 2023


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The LGBTQ group Human Rights Campaign Foundation joins HIV organizations to get the word out that Undetectable Equals Untransmittable.

June 16, 2023 – POZ.
by Trent Straube

This Pride season, a national LGBTQ advocacy group is promoting more than queer equality. The Human Rights Campaign Foundation joined the U=U National Task Force as an inaugural member and will help promote modern HIV prevention, notably the fact that people with HIV who take medication and maintain an undetectable viral load cannot transmit HIV sexually, often referred to as Undetectable Equals Untransmittable, or U=U.

The task force's efforts will include educating policymakers, Congress members and the public not just about U=U but also pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, the daily pills and long-acting injectables available to people at risk for HIV that keep them negative.

Organized by the Prevention Access Campaign (PAC), the U=U National Task Force also includes the HIV organizations NMAC, the Elton John AIDS Foundation, the Southern AIDS Coalition and The Well Project as well as the LGBTQ and social justice advocacy group Equality Federation.

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). The U=U National Task Force was launched in collaboration with the Congressional HIV Caucus and was announced earlier this month at the nation's capital, as you can see in the Facebook video posted below by activist Deondre Moore:


"We are proud to once again join forces with PAC and partner organizations to uplift the powerful message of U=U," said Torrian L. Baskerville, HRC's director of HIV and health equity, in a press statement. "HRC will continue in our mission, alongside task force partners, to educate and push forward on full implementation of U=U, from the federal government to community-based organizations. This is a message that we already know has the power to break down barriers rooted in decades-long stigma, especially for Black and Brown LGBTQ+ individuals living with HIV." Continue reading on POZ...


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