That's a great picture of me, right? It was taken at a U=U dance party held in the West Village, NYC, to educate and celebrate Undetectable = Untransmittable.
When I first heard about U=U, it really blew my mind. I've been fortunate to be on effective treatment since I was diagnosed HIV positive in 2003, and I started testing undetectable shortly thereafter. The realization that no one has been able to get the virus from me, either from a sex act or from a paper cut, during most of my HIV life is news that needs to be shouted from the rooftops!
Yet, many people are skeptical. Science doesn't make believers out of everyone, and certainly, the collective PTSD that our world lives with because of the AIDS crisis doesn't help.
I reached out to a few members of the worldwide HIV community to find out their views on U=U and how it has affected their lives. Check out what these sexy, smart, fabulous men have to say about it.
Photo credit: Bruce Richmond.