We live in an age where those of us living with HIV has the same quality of life as those of us who don’t have the virus. More than that, when HIV treatment is effective, and reduces one’s viral load to undetectable levels there isn’t any risk of passing HIV on during sex, regardless of other prevention strategies.

Undetectable equals untransmittable: U=U.

The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and other HIV/AIDS research institutions have found that the risk of HIV transmission for sero-discordant couples (one is positive, the other is negative) is nonexistent if the HIV positive partner is on treatment, has an undetectable viral load and is free of STIs.