Inland Journal, May 20, 2019: HIV and Undetectable Equals Untransmittable
Today on the Inland Journal podcast, we follow up on last week’s Washington state HIV conference in Spokane.
The treatment of HIV has come a long way in more than 30 years and the results of contracting the virus have changed considerably. Whereas at one time, HIV led to certain death, now it’s more of a chronic disease that can be managed.
Scientists have found that people with low virus levels, who are on a good medication regimen and healthy, are incapable of spreading the virus to others through sex. It’s a situation some have dubbed Undetectable equals Untransmittable, or U=U. Today we talk with Bruce Richman, the executive director of the leader of the national U=U campaign, who spoke at last week’s HIV conference, and with Dale Briese [breese], a Spokane man who has lived with the virus for 34 years. He works with the Spokane HIV-AIDS Advisory Board.
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