Undetectable = Untransmittable. Wondering what this means? Check out this video I did with @endinghivnz (link in the bio!) One of my ex-BF’s is out and proud about living with HIV. He has an undetectable viral load so I know first-hand how this can affect people in a serodiscordant couple – which is where one partner is HIV-negative and one is HIV-positive. It was great to know he could have much better health in the long-run and that scientific evidence shows he was unable to pass on HIV on to me, even without condoms. We live in a fear-based world where HIV stigma can prevail, but armed with science and facts I was able to break down the stigma in my own mind and be in a happy and healthy relationship with my partner.
PS this video is all done with projection! It’s not done in post. I’m basically Beyonce at the Billboard Awards! ***Update: I have now realised that speaking about having an ex-bf who is living with HIV has implicated anyone I have been connected with. I am sincerely sorry to anyone that has been affected. It has provided me with an example of how stigma is such a real thing.
My ex-BF is “out” about his HIV status, wish I’d specified that in my initial statement. He’s always been an inspiration to me for being so public in a world that still has so many hang ups about HIV. So please rest ur inquiring minds as who it could be.
Also there have been some clickbait’y headlines surrounding this especially from queer media which is disappointing. The purpose of this video is to reduce stigma and the media needs to be very aware of their responsibility in framing and shaping the narrative