Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) has released a short video clip outlining the science behind It It Starts With Me, HIV Prevention England’s new campaign for gay and bisexual men. The clip shows how a combination of testing, treatment and condoms would lead to a significant reduction in HIV transmissions within the gay community.
There is still no cure, but treatment is now better than ever. It can reduce the amount of virus in the body to an undetectable level, so it’s very unlikely to be passed on. The problem is that one in four gay and bisexual men with HIV don’t know they have it yet, so are not on treatment. If everyone gets tested regularly and everyone who needs treatment gets it, we can stop HIV.
Most people get HIV from someone who doesn’t know they have it. That’s why we need to protect ourselves and others. Condoms are the best barrier against HIV And other sexually transmitted infections. Together, testing, treatment and condoms can stop the spread of HIV.
Share this video with everyone you know and spread the word. Visit It Starts With Me for lots more information on how you can join the fight to stop HIV.
Disclosure: THT is promoting the It Starts With Me campaign with PinkNews.co.uk over the spring and summer.