All-Ukrainian Network of PLWH: We stand for equality
All-Ukrainian network of people living with HIV joined НравноН campaign — it is the Eastern Europe and Central Asia version of UequalsU. "We want to remind everyone: if the viral load is undetectable HIV can't be transmitted to sexual partner! We stand with science and we stand against stigma," the activists said.
"We joined the U=U campaign, because it’s all about equality, and equality is the base of our fundamental value system. The all-Ukrainian network of PLWH is based on the aim of creating effective equality of opportunity and we believe that the popularization of such values is important not only for our Network, but essential for our country as well”, — said the leader of the Network Dmitro Sherembey.
"Undetectable = Untransmittable" campaign is a global initiative supported by a significant number of leading scientists and professional organizations. Russian-language campaign is organized by Life4me+.
A groundswell of research confirms that when a person living with HIV is on effective treatment, it will reduce the level of HIV to "undetectable" levels which protects their health and makes them incapable of transmitting HIV to their sexual partners, or what is called "Undetectable = Untransmittable: U=U". However very few people, except the experts, are aware about it in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region. The first Russian-language campaign "U=U" aims to inform as many people as possible.
Within the framework of the campaign, regional professional organizations will join the Consensus Statement.