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U=U

22 mei 2018

The public health service of Amsterdam (GGD) endorses theĀ international common U=U position.

View the full statement here:

https://www.preventionaccess.org/consensus

A summary of this international common position is provided below:

People with HIV who are on Antiretrovial Therapy (medicines that suppress the HIV virus) and who have achieved an undetectable viral load in their blood for at least 6 months, are not able to transmit HIV to partners with whom they have sex (without condoms). (The scientific international statement describes this as negligible because the chance of an HIV infection is so small or unimportant as to be not worth considering.)

People with HIV receive appropriate guidance and support in the HIV treatment centre in terms of the correct use of the medication and monitoring the viral load in their blood through periodic checks.

Note: A non-demonstrable HIV viral load only prevents HIV transmission to sexual partners. Condoms also help prevent HIV transmission as well as other sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy.