Prevention Access Campaign’s U=U is a growing global community of people living with HIV, allies, researchers, and organizations committed to science-based messaging about people living with HIV and HIV prevention. Specifically, U=U worked with researchers to clarify and now amplifies the proven and groundbreaking message that a person living with HIV who is on ART and has a sustained undetectable viral load cannot sexually transmit HIV (Undetectable = Untransmittable – U=U).
Prevention Access Campaign’s U=U is changing that outdated fear-based narrative about people living with HIV and empowering the community by providing accurate, science-based information. Furthering the U=U message can dismantle HIV stigma, improve the lives of people with HIV, and incentivize treatment uptake and adherence. The personal health and HIV prevention benefits of treatment underscore the need for universal treatment and access.
As the U=U campaign celebrates our 5th birthday in 2021, we will be sharing exciting news about our continued focus on harnessing the power of U=U to improve viral suppression rates and advocate for the wellbeing of people living with HIV.
U=U created the first Consensus Statement from global experts to confront confusion about the research and empirical evidence that demonstrates the risk of sexual transmission of HIV from someone who is on effective treatment is negligible. The Statement has since been sourced around the world by leading AIDS organizations, public health departments, research associations, and the AIDS media. The Statement has been endorsed by over 1,025 organizations from 102 countries and translated in part or full into more than a dozen languages thus far.
U=U engages in Communications Advocacy, Training and Technical Assistance, and PR/communications with our Community Partners and advocates to ensure the message is heard loud and clear by the people and field it is intended to benefit.
To learn more about Prevention Access Campaign and U=U, go to their website.