About U=U plus
Launched in 2022, U=U plus is the official U=U organization in the United States. Our team of U=U champions have been on the front lines of U=U since it launched. Our collective expertise includes experience from all sectors all the way to the federal HIV response and everything in between.
U=U enriches the lives of all people living with HIV in the U.S.
Create an equitable HIV response through empowerment, engagement, and education.
Enrich, not exclude
We want U=U to be everyone's movement. But in the U.S., only 57% of the estimated 1.2 million people living with HIV were virally suppressed (undetectable) in 2019. This is not okay. We can't fully celebrate U=U until all people living with HIV have equitable access to the care, treatment, and services that make U=U possible.
Even when people can access treatment, we know not everyone will get to undetectable. Treatment can still enhance their health, and we hope that U=U can still enhance their lives by reducing the HIV stigma that hurts all of us. The plus in U=U plus shows that there is still so much more to do; it also signifies that we aim to add to the lives of people living with HIV in the U.S.
U=U is a way to empower. We are committed to uplifting and expanding the meaningful involvement, intentional collaboration, and active participation of people living with HIV in the U.S. at all levels. We provide mentoring, professional and leadership development, and other tailored and culturally relevant training and support.
U=U is a way to engage. We engage with a nationwide network of local, statewide, and national partners to support policy, programs, and practices that improve the health, wellbeing, and quality of life for people living with HIV. Our work spans the front lines to the federal government, and everything in between.
U=U is a way to educate. We provide education, training, capacity building, and technical assistance on U=U and related topics to individuals and organizations representing all levels and sectors of the HIV response: advocates and people living with or vulnerable to HIV; federal, state, and local public health professionals; policymakers; clinical health care providers; researchers; national advocacy organizations; and direct service organizations, community among others.