Rutgers Partners with State to End AIDS in New Jersey
“As part of New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s initiative to take steps to end the HIV epidemic by 2025 the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) is joining the Rutgers School of Public Health and more than 800 organizations nationwide to support the Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U) campaign.
Rutgers has been increasing awareness about the effectiveness of HIV medications in preventing the sexual transmission of HIV a part of the U=U global campaign, which was launched by the Prevention Access Campaign in 2016. “There is effectively no risk of sexual transmission of HIV when people living with disease are taking HIV medications as prescribed and have achieved and maintained an undetectable amount of the virus in the body,” said Perry Halkitis, dean. “Partnering with the NJDOH is a huge step in ending HIV/AIDs in New Jersey by 2025 through awareness, outreach, and scientific collaboration, rooted in the needs of those most impacted by the virus.””