Canada becomes first country to sign on to U=U Campaign

“Today, to recognize World AIDS Day, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, officially endorsed the Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U) campaign that promotes new scientific evidence that indicates that when an individual is being treated for HIV and maintains a suppressed viral load, there is effectively no risk of sexual transmission. Canada is the first government to sign on to this global campaign that will directly improve the lives of people living with HIV and reduce stigma.

The Minister took part in a red ribbon flag raising ceremony on Parliament Hill with HIV and AIDS organizations from across the country. She later attended the World AIDS Day and Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week kick‑off event co-hosted by the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network, the Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development, and the Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada.”