‘I don’t feel like I’m a threat anymore.’ New HIV Guidelines are Changing Lives.

The Washington Post calls U=U, “the campaign credited with beginning to change public perception of HIV transmissibility.”

Brigitte Charbonneau, Chris Kimmenez, Mark S. King, and Jennifer Vaughan share their stories on the front page of The Washington Post about how U=U has changed their lives.

Brigitte:  “I thought, ‘My God, I’ve been living with my man for 20 years, and we’ve been using condoms,’ ” the retired hairdresser recalled. “And I phoned him right that afternoon.”

Mark: “When I finally internalized this message . . . something suddenly lifted off of me that is hard to describe. I no longer feel like this diseased pariah.”

Jennifer: “It was like the sky opened. Are you kidding? There’s, like, zero risk? I don’t feel like I’m a threat anymore. I don’t feel like I’m dirty. I don’t feel like I’m a dangerous person.”

Read the full story in The Washington Post.