Dr Moses Kumwenda – video on “Undetectable = Untransmittable”
Malawi has a highly successful HIV programme but counselling messages given during HIV testing show limited emphasis on “Undetectable = Untransmittable” or “U=U”. EDCTP Fellow Dr Moses Kumwenda is developing and piloting contextually relevant “Undetectable = Untransmittable” communication materials that could be delivered through the AnteNatal Clinics in Blantyre, Malawi. One of those materials, a video explaining the concept of “U=U” and the benefits of keeping viral loads in the blood of people living with HIV low, is now available. The results of this research will be used to guide the formation of national and international policies.