U=U

undetectable is untransmittable

Undetectable is untransmittable.

  • People living with HIV that follow their medication plan, see their health care provider regularly and maintain an undetectable viral load for at least six months cannot pass HIV on to their sexual partners.1,2,3,4,5
  • An undetectable viral load means that the amount of HIV in the blood is so low, it cannot be measured. 1,3
  • About 80% of people living with HIV receiving regular HIV care and anti-retroviral therapy (ART) have an undetectable viral load.1
  • Most people reach an undetectable viral load within six months of starting ART.1,4
  • The only way to make sure you have an undetectable viral load is to be tested by your HIV care provider regularly – usually every three to six months.1,3
  • If you stop taking your HIV medication, your viral load can increase, and you can begin spreading HIV to your partners, even if you were previously undetectable.1,3,4
  • Even with an undetectable HIV viral load, you’re still vulnerable to other infections. Only condoms can prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.1,4

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