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How This Black Gay Millennial Helped Bring U=U to the White House

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2022 was a big year for Deondre Moore. While the community engagement expert and public speaker has been dedicated to helping improve the lives of people living with HIV for nearly a decade now, this year Moore — in addition to being honored by LGBTQ+ organization GLAAD — was able to bring his message all the way to the White House.As a partnerships and community engagement manager for the Prevention Access Campaign (PAC), Moore was instrumental in getting the Biden administration to officially endorse the U=U movement.

PAC was originally founded in 2016 by activist Bruce Richman with a goal of creating awareness around U=U, or “undetectable equals untransmittable.” U=U is a scientifically proven fact which states that an HIV-positive person who is on treatment and has an undetectable viral load has zero chance of transmitting the virus to a sexual partner, even without the use of a condom.

This fact has been incredibly freeing and stigma-reducing for people living with HIV and speaks to the importance of drug adherence — so Moore and PAC’s goal is to spread the word.Deondre Moore speaks onstage while accepting his GLAAD Award in May in New YorkIn addition to our federal government, U=U is now also endorsed by over 1,000 organizations in 105 countries, including the U.S.

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