BHIVA endorses ‘Undetectable equals Untransmittable’ (U=U) consensus statement

12th July 2017

The British HIV Association (BHIVA), today announces its endorsement for the ‘Undetectable Equals Untransmittable’ (U=U) Consensus Statement produced by the Prevention Access Campaign.

BHIVA Chair, Professor Chloe Orkin, said: “As the UK’s leading voice for HIV health professionals, our backing for U=U is unequivocal. There should be no doubt about the clear and simple message that a person with sustained, undetectable levels of HIV virus in their blood cannot transmit HIV to their sexual partners.

“This fact is a testament to the preventive impact of effective HIV treatment and highlights the need to maximise access to treatment in order to minimise and ultimately eradicate HIV transmission. Spreading the U=U message is also an important way to help reduce the stigma experienced by people living with HIV, whose sexual partners may fear infection unnecessarily.”

The U=U statement is based on evidence from the PARTNER study (published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, 12 July 2016).

To read the full statement, follow the link below:

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