What does ‘Undetectable = Untransmittable’ mean?

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Everyone who’s living with HIV has something called a ‘viral load’. This is the amount of the HIV virus that’s in the body at
any specific time.
The medication taken by people living with HIV is now so effective that it reduces the amount of virus in the body to
such a point that it is ‘undetectable’. This doesn’t mean that HIV isn’t there – it means that the levels of the virus are so small that it can’t be detected through routine blood tests.
The really brilliant news is that recent research has shown that someone living with HIV who has an undetectable viral load
can’t pass HIV to someone else during sex. HIV activists and HIV organisations want to make sure that as many people as possible get to know this fact and the current U=U campaign wants people – positive and negative – to help spread the word.

U=U campaign
U=U campaign
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