Monthly Archives: September 2017

CDC Confirms No Chance of HIV Transmission When Positive Person Has Undetectable Viral Load

Yesterday was National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and for the first time ever The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) put out a declarative statement saying when an HIV-positive person’s viral load is undetectable, there is no chance of transmission of the virus to a HIV negative partner. This is first time ever the CDC has corroborated what organizations and experts in the field have been saying for years. The statement says the following: “Scientific advances have shown that antiretroviral therapy (ART)...

September 18th is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

Commemorating its ninth year since inception, The AIDS Institute recognizes Sept. 18 as National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAD). The AIDS Institute aims to shed light on a facet of the AIDS community often overlooked—the seniors living with this virus. There are an estimated 1.1 million people in the United States living with HIV. A surprising 26% of those are 55 years and older, meaning that approximately 286,000 seniors in our country have HIV. NHAAD was originally enacted because older...