15 03, 2017

The “Undetectability” Of It All

By |2017-03-15T16:59:07-04:00March 15th, 2017|Categories: blog|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

     For years, I’ve been reporting and writing about HIV/AIDS.  When I’ve asked individuals the question, “Would you be sexually intimate with someone who’s undetectable?,”  I’ve gotten some rather blunt and curt responses.   Here are three:     “Uh-uh.”     “But doesn’t pre-cum contain the virus?”     “Nah…I’ll think I’ll pass!”      However, the 44-member AIDS United Public Policy Committee—the largest and longest-running [...]

11 05, 2016

Just How Many “Undetectables” Are There?

By |2016-05-11T10:00:38-04:00May 11th, 2016|Categories: blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

     Get a load of this encouraging new development:  recent research has indicated that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may have overstated the size of the U.S. HIV population, while significantly underestimating the share that has a fully suppressed viral load (undetectable).  Researchers utilized HIV lab reporting to estimate prevalence of the disease in New York City and 19 [...]

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