As we get closer to ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic, countries and organization across the world join the fight. And more recently, the rise of "U=U" has helped fight against stigma and promote a positive approach to varying HIV statuses.
We gathered some of the best videos that promote U=U from around the world for you to check out. They're pretty catchy, too!
What does HIV Neutral mean?
HIV Neutral is a shortened way to say "HIV Status Neutral". HIV Status Neutral describes a world where HIV-positive people can't infect anyone and HIV-negative people can't get infected.
You might be wondering how is that possible? HIV neutrality is supported by two major HIV prevention and treatment methods: PrEP and viral load suppression.
PrEP is a daily preventative medication that helps people void becoming infected with HIV.
Viral load suppression, on the other hand, is the result of medications used to treat people who already have HIV. When the amount of virus copies in someone's body can't be measured and is considered undetectable. If a person is undetectable, HIV can still be hiding in their body, but the amount is so low that HIV cannot be passed to others through sex. This means that if your viral load is undetectable, you cannot transmit the virus to others.
If you’re interested in learning more about PrEP and viral load suppression, you can read our FAQ here.
How Apicha CHC can help you
At Apicha CHC, we are very proud of our viral load suppression rate for all our patients, the number of our patients on PrEP, and the number of people we get tested.
Our healthcare providers are specialists in HIV prevention, treatment, and care. If you come for testing and remain for care at our community health center, you will receive consistent treatment from a healthcare provider who can attend to all of your health needs including HIV. You can request an appointment here. Be sure to select appointment type as "Primary Medical Care".