I have HIV… now what? How long do I have?
Having HIV does not mean what it meant years ago. There have been advances in medicine and science to bring a higher quality of life, for those living with HIV or AIDS. People live long and healthy lives if they know their status and can start anti-retroviral therapy (medication)!
I know my status. I am linked to a medical professional. I have started taking my medication… now what?
What if I told you, that by taking your medication consistently and working closely with your physician, you can achieve viral supression and become undetectable!? Viral suppression happens when the medication reduces and controls the amount of HIV virus that is in a person’s body. Being on medication and taking it consistently can help achieve this!
And now we know…
Being Undetectable means you cannot transmit the HIV virus to others! Undetectable equals Untransmittable (U=U).
U=U is changing the way we look at HIV and prevention strategies. Effective treatment is a form of prevention. “People with HIV who take HIV medicine as prescribed and get and keep an undetectable viralload have effectively no risk of transmitting HIV to their HIV-negative sexual partners.” – CDC, September 2017.
Learn Your Status. Get on Treatment. Become Undectable.