New Jersey is surveying residents about HIV to support U=U program

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U=U, Undetectable = Untransmittable, is New Jersey's new approach to dealing with HIV
U=U, Undetectable = Untransmittable, is New Jersey's new approach to dealing with HIV

NJ Department of Health is working to end AIDS transmission

The New Jersey Department of Health has joined with the Rutgers School of Public Health and more than 780 organizations in order to support the Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U) campaign in an effort to stop the AIDS epidemic in the Garden State.

Phil Murphy
Phil Murphy

The U=U is a worldwide campaign led by the Prevention Access Campaign to help spread awareness of how effective HIV medications are in prevention the transmission of HIV though sexual contact.

“There are more than 37,000 residents in the state living with HIV and while we have made great progress in reducing the incidence of HIV, there is still so much more work to be done,” Governor Phil Murphy said. “I am calling on all stakeholders to join the Department of Health to work strategically to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic.”

The result is the New Jersey Taskforce to End the HIV Epidemic, whose goals are to:

  1. Reduce the rate of new HIV infections by 75%
  2. Ensure that 100% of persons living with HIV/AIDS know their status
  3. Ensure that 90% of persons diagnosed with HIV/AIDS are virally suppressed.

A part of the Murphy administration’s efforts is a health care survey open to all residents of New Jersey. Its purpose is to get input and feedback from Garden State residents. The survey can be found here at healthsurveys.nj.gov/