Volume 4, Issue 12

“U=U” — Clinical Considerations

In this issue:

“U=U” — an Undetectable HIV viral load means Untransmittable HIV virus. In her recent eHIV Newsletter Issue (Vol. 4; No. 11), Dr. Jill Blumenthal from the Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health at the University of California San Diego analyzed the current evidence strongly supporting this concept.  In this Podcast, she discusses “U=U” from the clinical perspective, and models how it can help promote patient safety.

Learning objectives:

  • Assess the need for PrEP in serodiscordant MSM couples. 
  • Discuss some of the limitations of the U=U data in clinical practice.

Author:

Jill Blumenthal, MD
Jill Blumenthal, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health
Department of Medicine
University of California San Diego

Program Directors:

Allison L. Agwu, MD, ScM, FAAP, FIDSA

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Adult Infectious Diseases
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Alysse G. Wurcel, MD, MS

Assistant Professor
Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Tufts Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts

Justin Alves, RN, ACRN, CARN

Nurse Educator – Office Based Addiction Treatment, Training and Technical Assistance Program
Boston Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts

Length of activity:

0.5 hour Physicians
0.5 contact hour Nurses

Launch date: July 25, 2019
Expiration date: July 24, 2021