George House Trust's statement on U = U Undetectable = Untransmittable
U = U: UNDETECTABLE = UNTRANSMITTABLE
George House Trust is proud to be a Community Partner of the ‘Undetectable Equals Untransmittable’ (U=U) Consensus Statement issued by the Prevention Access Campaign and strongly endorses the research supported message that people living with HIV and with a sustained undetectable viral load cannot pass HIV to their sexual partners.
We firmly believe that HIV stigma is fuelled by the fear of HIV transmission – the U=U campaign is potentially one of the most powerful ways in which HIV stigma will be defeated. The fact that we now know that effective HIV treatment has a clear and proven preventative impact means that the need for everyone, no matter where in the world they live, to have easy and fair access to HIV medication is now more urgent than ever before.
Whilst fully endorsing the U=U message and ensuring ongoing support for people to achieve and sustain an undetectable viral load, George House Trust also believes that it is vitally important that those people who, for whatever reason, do not, or cannot, achieve an undetectable viral load are not seen, or treated, any differently than those who do.
George House Trust is committed to ensuring that Undetectable = Untransmittable is a message which reaches and is understood by the widest possible audience.
A BREAKTHROUGH IN HIV TRANSMISSION RISK
112,000* instances of condomless sex and zero HIV transmissions
*Read more information about the Partner Studies in this campaign from ViiV Healthcare, supported by George House Trust.
The PARTNER study is an international observational study that estimates the risk of HIV transmission within HIV serodifferent couples (one person is living with HIV, the other is not) who do not use condoms, when the HIV positive person is on antiretroviral therapy and has an undetectable viral load