PRESS RELEASE: U=U Movement Marks Three-Year Milestone with Unprecedented Community-led Global Impact
“Today Prevention Access Campaign (PAC) announced 886 organizations from nearly 100 countries have joined the rapidly growing Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U) movement. The initiative advocates for the worldwide dissemination of the groundbreaking but still widely unknown fact: a person living with HIV who is on treatment and has an undetectable viral load cannot sexually transmit HIV. U=U as a prevention method is unequivocally verified by numerous studies and recently estimated as 100% effective by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
To build on progress made since PAC launched the campaign in July 2016, today PAC called on multisector global stakeholders to make new commitments. These include increasing the reach and availability of public health information on U=U, especially aimed at engaging communities disproportionately affected by HIV; integrating U=U into grantmaking priorities; leveraging U=U as a public health argument in advocacy for universal access to treatment and services; and government leaders to take action to ensure U=U is clearly communicated and incorporated into national HIV programs, such as the President’s Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative in the United States.”