Courtney Act Helps Spread the Word About U=U

Courtney Act was enthusiastic when asked to host a video for the campaign
when she was in Auckland, New Zealand as part of her "Under The Covers" tour.

"An ex-boyfriend of mine is living with HIV," said Act in a statement. "He has an
undetectable viral load so I know first-hand how this can affect people in a
serodiscordant couple – which is where one partner is HIV-negative and one
is HIV-positive. It was great to know he could have much better health in the
long-run and that scientific evidence shows he was unable to pass on HIV on
to me, even without condoms. We live in a fear-based world where HIV stigma
can prevail, but armed with science and facts I was able to break down the
stigma in my own mind and be in a happy and healthy relationship with my
partner."

“For people living with HIV, the knowledge that undetectable equals
untransmittable
is huge news, not only as a means of preventing transmission,
but in breaking down the stigma that many people still experience.”

Learn more about UVL at
https://endinghiv.org.nz/treating/undetectable-viral-load

 

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