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Times of Malta: “I am not a person with HIV. I am a person, fullstop”

“Not everyone with HIV can infect others, a fact most people are unaware of, says a young man who has tested positive for the virus. In the wake of fake news about HIV transmission which was shared by a Maltese MP, he tells Ramona Depares that the country is in urgent need of basic education to remove the stigma…

The US Centre for Disease Control currently defines undetectable as being when the presence of the virus is “less than 200 copies/ml”. The breakthrough, made official in 2016, was followed by major educational campaigns across Europe, using the tagline ‘Undetectable Equals Untransmittable’ – also referred to as U = U. But Adrian laments that the Maltese government has, so far, failed to follow suit.”

Read more at Times of Malta.

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