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Life, Stigma Free.

With proper treatment, life with HIV can be just as happy and healthy as life without it. The U=U movement wants to spread that message and erase the stigma that’s been so long attached to those who live with HIV. Read the latest stories and share your own story to inspire others.

Q&A with U=U Maryland Chair Andrew McCarty

Andrew McCarty is the chair of the U=U Maryland campaign, and has played a guiding role in the development and launch of the U=U message in Baltimore. When and how did you first hear of U=U? A little over two years ago at a Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention Services (UCHAPS) meeting in Los Angeles.…
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Treatment is Prevention

“U=U sets people living with HIV free from the fear of transmission. We have been living with and dying from HIV stigma for over 35 years. U=U is a chance to end that stigma.”   Bruce Richman is founding executive director of the Prevention Access Campaign (PAC), which launched the Undetectable Equals Untransmittable (U=U) campaign…
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In July, Anthony S. Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and one of the world’s leading authorities on HIV, publicly agreed at an international conference that people with undetectable viral loads in their blood cannot transmit the virus.

-Lenny Bernstein, November 24, 2017, Washington Post

“Our findings show that there is a negligible risk of sexually transmitting HIV when an HIV-positive sex partner adheres to antiretroviral therapy and maintains a suppressed viral load…”

-Rachel Rodin, Centre for Communicable Diseases and Infection Control, Public Health Agency of Canada

AIDS Conference 2018

“If you’re on suppressive ART, you are sexually noninfectious. The risk is zero,” said Alison Rodger, MD, from University College London, at the International AIDS Conference 2018. To view full article: https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/899892 Pictured: Carl Dieffenbach, Bruce Richman, Alison Rodger, Mike Cohen, and Pietro Vernazza at the International AIDS Conference. Originally published on MedscapeHeather BoernerJuly 27, 2018
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