A breakthrough for people living with HIV

In 2019, the findings of the landmark PARTNER study proved that when a person living with HIV is on effective medication with an undetectable viral load, they cannot pass on HIV to their sexual partners.1,2 Undetectable = Untransmittable(U=U).2

The significance of U=U cannot be underestimated for people living with HIV. Positive Perspectives data show that being made aware of U=U by healthcare providers can have a positive effect on treatment adherence and satisfaction, as well as overall health and wellbeing.3

Bruce explains why U=U is so important to people living with HIV

Key findings

By sharing the empowering message of U=U with people living with HIV, healthcare providers can help improve the health outcomes and quality of life (QoL) of people in their care.3

Study results

Informed by their healthcare team

Just over one-third of people who took part in the study said they were not told about U=U by their healthcare team. Men who have sex with women are the least likely group to report having been given this information.3


‌say they were not told about U=U by their healthcare team<sup>3</sup>

U=U and improved health outcomes

People living with HIV who report having been told about U=U by their healthcare team, reported better health outcomes than those who hadn’t been given the information.3


Told about U=U by their healthcare team


Not told about U=U by their healthcare team

Download the results report

If you would like to find out more about U=U and its impact on health-related QoL, you can download the full results report here.


  • References

    1. Rodger AJ, et al. JAMA. 2016;316:171–181.
    2. NAM AIDSMAP. What does undetectable = untransmittable (U=U) mean?. Available at: https://www.aidsmap.com/about-hiv/what-does-undetectable-untransmittable-uu-mean [Accessed: August 2020].
    3. Okoli C, et al. Poster presented at the 23rd International AIDS Conference; 2020; July 6–10. Poster PED 0773.