On World AIDS Day, I am optimistic about the future. I am optimistic because we have an administration led by a president and vice-president who are longtime allies and understand the impact of the HIV epidemic in our country and the world.
I am full of hope because there are advocates who are doing amazing and life-changing work from Argentina to Atlanta, from South Africa to South Central, from Lesotho to Louisiana, and from Jakarta to Jacksonville.
I am inspired because I believe the science. People living with HIV who maintain an undetectable viral load have been proving U=U for years before the medical community caught up.
For the record, people who maintain an undetectable viral load for six consecutive months cannot pass HIV to their partners.