As part of Prevention Access Campaign, the U=U campaign is helping to educate everyone with the facts of HIV and treatment - a way to “share the great news about getting to and staying undetectable to stay healthy and stop new transmissions!”
At The Sussex Beacon, we are proud supporters of U=U and are sharing regular awareness through our social media. We use artwork provided by the Prevention Access Campaign - these pieces have been created by an artist who has interpreted different stories that people living with HIV have shared with U=U.
An example of the U=U campaign language reads as follows: “People living with HIV who have an undetectable viral load and take their medication as prescribed, stay healthy and they do not transmit HIV to their sexual partners.”
This campaign uses language that has often remained absent when addressing HIV and treatment. Individuals, charities and organisations alike are now spreading the word via social media and websites with educational, factual and straightforward language, reinforced and connected using hashtags such as #scienceoverstigma, #breakthestigma and #uequalsu.
Not only is this campaign helping undo years of stigma, it also “encourages people living with HIV to start and stay on treatment, which keeps them and their partners healthy.” The evolution of living confidently, seeking HIV treatment and medication without embarrassment or shame and staying safe is more prevalent than ever before, and we are more than thrilled to be an additional force to this social improvement.
If you are a charity or organisation looking to support the U=U campaign, find out more Here.
Quotes and image source: https://www.preventionaccess.org