HIV activist, New York, N.Y.
I always say there is a reason why we're taking the medication. It's because antiretroviral treatment [ART] works, and we should act as if we know it works. I recognize U=U as a significant breakthrough in HIV prevention.
For too long, many black gay men living with HIV have been left to feel that we are inherently dangerous to our family members, friends or partners, and not fit to live a full and meaningful life. Today, I implore every person to apply reason and science and celebrate with us that U=U is a valuable benefit that helps to improve our self-esteem and boost morale, decreases isolation and depression and improves our health through access to better information about care and prevention.
Photo credit: Selfie by Robert Suttle.