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Jan13

Undetectable=Untransmittable – CATIE signs on

Friday, 13 January 2017 Written by // CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Activism, CATIE, Current Affairs, Health, Treatment, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, CATIE - HIV and Hep C Info Resource

Read this amazing blog post from CATIE's Excective Director Laurie Edmiston

Undetectable=Untransmittable – CATIE signs on

This article originally appeared on the CATIE blog here 

Une version française est disponible ici.  

All of us here at CATIE, and indeed around the world, are celebrating the most significant development in the HIV world since the advent of effective combination therapy 20 years ago – people living with HIV with sustained undetectable viral loads can confidently declare to their sexual partners “I’m not infectious!” The “fabulousness” of this news cannot be understated. With or without a condom, if you’re undetectable you won’t pass along HIV! This is an absolute game-changer and those who live with HIV can proudly share this information. At the same time, service providers working in HIV must get up to speed fast and share this far and wide with their communities. CATIE will be developing more resources to help share this momentous news so stay tuned! In the meantime, look at the prevention resources on catie.ca and add your organization’s name to the Consensus Statement of the Prevention Access Campaign. Let’s get the word out!  Get tested, get on treatment, become undetectable and have lots of great sex! 

Laurie Edmiston is executive director of CATIE, Canada’s source for HIV and hepatitis C information

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