Ending the stigma

These HIV-undetectable men have something important to say, and it’s worth your time

Fact: Tremendous stigma still surrounds HIV, and many gay men remain confused as to what it means to be “undetectable.”

One group aiming to change this is UK-based organization Gay Men Fighting AIDS. The organization just produced a video in the hopes of educating the public about antiretroviral theapapy, and how it makes HIV-positive people undetectable (which means there’s zero chance of getting infected by them.)

Related: 5 reasons ‘HIV undetectable’ must now mean ‘uninfectious’

Talking to Attitude, the organization’s CEO Ian Howley explains his intentions:

“We’ve seen major campaigns talking about how people living with HIV and on effective treatment cannot pass on the virus. And this has been wonderful. But many gay and bisexual men are not hearing this message, and if they are, it’s not sticking. This is why we created the video. We wanted to use real people, who are living with HIV and are undetectable, to break down step-by-step what exactly being HIV-undetectable is.”

Watch:

h/t: Towleroad