POZ Magazine: What a U=U Leader Thinks About the CDC’s Updated Data on HIV Risk

“For persons [living with HIV] who achieve and maintain viral suppression, there is effectively no riskof transmitting HIV to their HIV-negative sexual partner. This translates to an effectiveness estimate of 100%.”

That’s how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the federal agency tasked with overseeing our nation’s health, now describes the effectiveness of what’s increasingly known as U=U, or undetectable equals untransmittable. Last week, the CDC updated its web page on strategies to reduce HIV risk (the data also cover pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP; male condoms; and circumcision).”

Read more of Murray Penner’s interview about the CDC effectiveness ranking here.

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