September 9, 2017

Undetectable = Untransmittable

This article originally appeared on Prevention Access.

“Last month, the global medical and scientific community at the forefront of HIV research and care came together in Paris for the ninth International AIDS Society Conference, where they announced – unequivocally – that an undetectable HIV viral load means HIV is untransmittable.” Dr. Julio Montaner, UBC-Killam Professor of Medicine; UBC-St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation chair in AIDS Research Editorial (August, 2017)

“If you diligently take your medicine and keep your viral load to below detectable levels, you will not be dangerous to your partner. We now have the scientific data to say you may be “infected” but you are not “infectious”. That goes a long way toward eliminating the stigma associated with HIV.” Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director, NIAID, NIH Video interview (July, 2017)

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