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The Conversation about HIV Is Changing: Talk Undetectable

Thursday, September 27, 2018


For this year's National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (September 27) CDC provided a Dear Colleague letter highlighting advances in HIV prevention, in the form of PrEP, which came into much fuller view in just the past few years. Summarized by many as U=U (Undetectable = Untransmittable), PrEP has particular importance for gay and bisexual men, the population most affected by HIV in the United States. 

Highlights in the letter include the following:

  • 2017 - The release of data on that year's gay men's awareness day that individuals who have viral suppression/remain undetectable can remain healthy and not transmit HIV sexually
  • 2018 - Data from multiple studies demonstrating zero cases of HIV transmission among HIV serodiscordant male couples when the infected partner maintained an undetectable viral load 

Read the CDC Dear Colleague letter and learn about HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau initiatives to engage gay/bisexual men in HIV care

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