Cross-Agency Effort to Update Messages on HIV Treatment as Prevention

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The HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) has been facilitating a process across HHS agencies (CDC, HRSA, NIH, and SAMHSA) to develop easy-to-understand, consistent, and scientifically accurate messaging on the effectiveness of achieving and maintaining an undetectable viral load to prevent transmission of the virus to others through sex. A growing number of large-scale research studies have shown that people living with HIV who take HIV medicine every day as prescribed and get and keep an undetectable viral load have effectively no risk of sexually transmitting HIV to their HIV-negative partners. The goal of this cross-agency effort is to share this important information with health care providers, policy makers, people at risk for and living with HIV, and others through print and web content, social media, trainings, technical assistance, and other activities.

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