‘Negligible’ HIV risk from people in treatment, new campaign proclaims (Dr. Julio Montaner)

“Hey guys!” proclaimed a recent Facebook post from the Health Initiative for Men (HIM). “Well, we're making it official: U=U! … UNDETECTABLE=UNINFECTIOUS!”

The big news unveiled by the Vancouver gay men’s health organization may come as a surprise to anyone unfamiliar with the latest studies into how HIV is transmitted. But it has major implications, far beyond the LGBTQ community to anyone concerned about the virus.

One of the signatories to the global consensus letter is Vancouver’s own Dr. Julio Montaner, who directs the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and is the Physician Program Director for HIV/AIDS at Providence Health Care.

David P. Ball reports

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