The Swiss Statement
, published 11 years ago, stated that people living with HIV on effective treatment cannot sexually transmit HIV – this is known as Undetectable = Untransmittable or U=U. Since then two other studies, PARTNER 1
& PARTNER 2
, supported by UNAIDS and World Health Organisation, have reported no cases of HIV transmission in over 126,000 cases of condomless sex between people living with HIV and their HIV-negative partners.
In New Zealand, people are required to disclose their status to their sexual partners if condoms aren’t used.