What is U=U?
When you are virally suppressed, the amount of HIV in your body is Undetectable.
When the virus is Undetectable, HIV will be Untransmittable.
Undetectable = Untransmittable. U=U
You will still be HIV Positive but cannot pass HIV on to someone else.
- Go to the clinic for a viral load test to check if you have achieved U=U.
- When you reach U=U, you must keep taking your ARVs every day to stay healthy, strong and not pass HIV on.
The 5 Steps To Reach U=U
- Get to know your HIV Status.
- If you have HIV take your ARVS as prescribed by your HCP.
- Visit the clinic for a viral load test 6 months after starting ARVs.
- At your next clinic visit, ask your HCP if you are virally suppressed and have achieved U=U. If your HCP informs you that you are virally suppressed, congratulations! You have achieved U=U. You can now look forward to being healthy, strong and you can’t pass HIV on
- Retain U=U. Keep taking your ARVs every day. Visit the clinic every 12 months for a viral load test to ensure that you are virally suppressed.
Important Information to Remember
- When you achieve U=U it means that you are still HIV positive but you can’t pass it on to your sexual partner or unborn baby.
- If you have not reached U=U you still can: Keep taking your treatment and ask your HCP what steps you need to take.
- Keep taking your treatment every day to retain U=U, and return to the clinic every 12 months to check that you are U=U.
- Remember to keep using a condom to prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections and/or unplanned pregnancy
- You can lose U=U if you stop taking your treatment. Keep taking your medicine every day to retain U=U and remember to return to the clinic every 12 months to check if you are virally suppressed.
Remember to keep using a condom to prevent:
- Sexually Transmitted Infections.
- Unplanned pregnancy.