Agenda item

Endorsement of HIV stigma campaign: "U=U"

A report of the Director of Public Health.



The Board considered a report of the Director Public Health relative to the on-going work being done to tackle sexually transmitted infections and their associated stigma.  The Director of Public Health updated Members about the Prevention Access Campaign which seeks to tackle HIV stigma by asking organisations to endorse a consensus statement acknowledging that they recognise “Undetectable Equals Untransmittable” (U=U).  It was noted that by endorsing the U=U consensus statement, and by encouraging City businesses to do the same, the Board would further demonstrate its support and leadership in championing the wellbeing of Londoners, as well as contributing to the City Corporation’s Responsible Business Strategy. It was noted that in 5-10 years, HIV could become an imported-only disease.



(i)            the “Undetectable Equals Untransmittable” U=U consensus statement be endorsed; and

(ii)           the City Corporation’s Business Healthy Programme should encourage City employers to endorse the U=U consensus statement.


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