National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Endorses U=U

We are thrilled that the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) issued a powerful statement endorsing U=U and issuing a call to action including:

“Support the Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U) campaign, which aims to raise awareness about the effectiveness of HIV treatment and destigmatize HIV.”

“Launched in 2016 by Prevention Access, the Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U) Campaign has gained worldwide traction and galvanized support for updating language, policies, and programs to fully reflect the science. As of February 2018, U=U had over 575 community partners from 74 countries, including the United States. U=U is an important opportunity to transform the lives of people living with HIV and the field. It aims to reduce the shame and fear of sexual transmission and opens up possibilities for conceiving children without alternative means of insemination; dismantle HIV stigma on the community, clinical, and personal level; encourage people living with HIV to start and stay on treatment to keep them and their partners healthy; and offer a strong public health argument for universal access to diagnostics, treatment, and care to save lives and bring us closer to ending the epidemic.”

“U=U is helping to change the narrative around HIV and unite partners around the world to ensure that the science we know reaches the people in the field it is intended to benefit. Local health departments and their community partners can sign onto the U=U consensus statement and use the messages and resources developed by Prevention Access in their communities.”

Read the whole statement here.