November 7, 2019
CDPH first endorsed the U=U (undetectable = untransmittable) campaign in 2017 and we continue to promote U=U as a powerful prevention tool in ending the HIV epidemic and reducing HIV-related stigma. People with HIV who take their medication as prescribed and have an undetectable viral load stay healthy and cannot pass HIV to their sexual partners. Importantly, U=U affirms that people with HIV can have healthy sexual relationships.
We have developed a new community factsheet on U=U (in Spanish: I=I; indetectable = intransmisible) available here:
Despite the numerous clinical studies that have established that antiretroviral treatment prevents HIV transmission, the U=U message is not widely known. We encourage you to spread the word with these documents and other resources. Together we can end the HIV epidemic!
Sent on behalf of Phil Peters, California Department of Public Health