No matter who you are, who you love, what your HIV status is, or what you look like, #PeopleWhoLookLikeMe is a campaign that highlights tools and resources to end the HIV epidemic and improve our sexual health and wellbeing.
Today, more tools than ever are available to prevent HIV. You can use strategies such as abstinence (not having sex), limiting your number of sexual partners, never sharing needles or other equipment, and using condoms the right way every time you have sex. There’s also pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), medication that can prevent HIV.
Undetectable=Untransmittable (U=U), another HIV prevention message, means that those living with HIV who follow the treatment plan established with their doctor, take HIV medications as prescribed, and maintain an undetectable viral load (viral suppression) for at least six months, cannot transmit HIV to sexual partners.
Here are some resources in Baltimore:
Get tested for HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) - see testing locations on our website or the health department’s free clinics.
Stop stigma associated with HIV and sexual minorities with Baltimore in Conversation - www.baltimoreinconversation.com
Find out more about PrEP - https://prepmaryland.org
Join the Undetectable=Untransmittable campaign and help spread the U=U message. - https://www.uequalsumaryland.org
Sign up for free condoms from the health department’s condom distribution program - http://www.baltimorestatusupdate.com