Updated: Sep 25, 2020
The evidence is now clear that people living with HIV who are on treatment and have an undetectable viral load cannot transmit HIV sexually.
In Black and Migrant Communities however, U=U is a relatively new concept and there is hesitancy and resistance to accept it due to various factors including stigma, lack of information, leadership and appropriate resources.
This happens despite the fact that black and migrant communities are a key population in the European HIV epidemic and particularly Black African are disproportionately affected by HIV. In the UK Black African men and women are the second largest group affected by HIV with 38 per 1000 living with HIV.
OVN is working introduce the U=U science and prevention messages to black communities and to empower people to take action with regards to their health and wellbeing. We are utilising the U=U campaign as an advocacy platform to facilitate greater access to social care, sexual and reproductive health services.