Denver Public Health Joins “Undetectable = Untransmittable” Movement in Recognition of World AIDS Day
Just before World AIDS Day (Dec. 1), Denver Public Health added their support to the Prevention Access Campaign’s Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U) movement, an initiative acknowledging the fact that people living with HIV on effective treatment do not sexually transmit HIV.
“Most people, including many people who are living with HIV, do not know that they cannot give HIV to other people if their viral loads are undetectable,” said Bill Burman, MD, executive director, Denver Public Health. “The U=U movement is really special. In addition to helping us educate all people about the importance of knowing one’s HIV status—and following treatment plans if needed—this movement may also help reduce stigma many people living with HIV experience around the possibility of transmission.”