Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U)
is taking HIV medicine to lower your risk of spreading HIV if you’re HIV-positive.
Black/African American and Hispanic/Latino men who have sex with men have the highest risk of getting HIV.1 These two groups are often left out of websites and other resources about HIV treatment and prevention.
We want to give a voice to these communities. This website was made for and with help from men of color who have sex with men. Click the boxes below to learn more about the people who made this website or to learn more HIV facts.
" The more information we have,
the better conclusions we can make for ourselves. —HIV-negative, African American Male"
Take the quizzes below to find out your HIV risk level. Both quizzes were made for men who have sex with men. These quizzes shouldn’t replace talking to your healthcare provider.
For HIMM HIV Risk Quiz:
Created by the For HIMM team. This quiz will ask who you have sex with and how you have sex with them. In the end, you will find out if you have a low, moderate, or high risk of catching HIV.
CDC HIV Risk Index:
Created by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This index will ask you to identify with different groups. In the end, it will give you an HIV risk score based on the groups you chose. The higher your score, the higher your risk.
" If an [HIV] website was geared towards our demographic, we would be able to take care of ourselves by...getting the education and whatever we need.
—HIV-negative, African American Male"
People living with HIV can take medicine to stay healthy. If you have HIV and you take your medicine every day, the HIV in your blood becomes undetectable. If your HIV is undetectable, it is also untransmittable. This is the meaning of Undetectable = Untransmittable, or U=U. Untransmittable HIV cannot be passed to someone who doesn’t have HIV. Click the box below to learn more.
More on U=U
“I think [U=U] makes it less scary for the other person whether they’re on PrEP or not on PrEP… It makes them less anxious ‘cause you explain to them that it’s very hard to get it when I’m undetectable and taking my medication.”
—HIV-positive, African American Male
PrEP is for people living without HIV. PrEP is a blue pill that you take every day so your chance of getting HIV is very low. Several studies have found that PrEP is more than 90% effective when you take it every day. Click the box below to learn more.
More on PrEP
“I think [PrEP is] a step in the right direction. It’s probably one of the best things they have come up with thus far.”
—HIV-negative, African American Male