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Undetectable Viral Load

Undetectable: Fear, Filters And Grindr

Alex Garner | Posted 10.24.2016 | Queer Voices
Alex Garner

This epidemic over 35 years old. It's our history, our culture, and our politics. It is incidental to our lives. Living in fear is agonizing and exhausting. No one should have to live that way. We can do better for our community.

Beyond "Poz" and "Neg": Five HIV Statuses, Plus a New One

Renato Barucco | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Renato Barucco

To have a meaningful conversation about HIV status, people should corner intentions and sexual partners in the realm of actuality, by keeping it to-the-point and asking the following questions.

'Undetectable' Is the New 'Negative'?

David Duran | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Duran

The more we open up and discuss what it means to be HIV-positive with an undetectable viral load, the more society, especially those within our own community, will begin to understand, learn and accept.

Stop Bludgeoning Young Gay Men With Our AIDS Tragedy

Mark S. King | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark S. King

Lesley was my closest friend to become sick in the 1980s, and he fought bravely until his death from AIDS. I will not dig up Lesley's body and beat young gay men with his corpse. Lesley did not perish so that I could use him as a scare tactic. He wasn't a cautionary tale. He wasn't a martyr.

Undetectable Viral Load: As Safe as It Sounds?

Mark Adnum | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark Adnum

Decades later, gay men continue to explore possibilities around HIV prevention; the epidemic also continues. Dr. Joseph Sonnabend, a physician and AIDS researcher and co-author of How to Have Sex in an Epidemic, shares his thoughts on the pros and cons of one of the latest approaches.

HIV-Positive and 'Undetectable': What Does It Really Mean?

Tyler Curry | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tyler Curry

An HIV-positive person discussing their "undetectable" viral load means that they have been tested, are on treatment and are open and honest about their HIV status. The idea that the term is only used to lure unsuspecting prey into high-risk sexual acts is stigmatizing and criminalizing.