Courtney Act has an enormous 12 months. The previous top-Three contestant of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6 gained in February Superstar Massive Brother UK and has lately joined the New Zealand AIDS Basis to enlighten the plenty means actually to dwell with HIV.
The star opened a private assertion on HIV in a press launch from the group. “An ex-boyfriend of mine lives with HIV,” she mentioned. “It has an undetectable viral load, so I do know first hand the way it impacts folks in a serodiscordant couple – there’s one accomplice HIV-negative and one in every of them is HIV-positive.”
Act mentioned that, as a result of her ex-lover has an undetectable viral load (or UVL for brief), he doesn’t have to fret about transmitting the illness. “Scientific proof reveals that he couldn’t cross HIV on to me, even with out condoms,” she mentioned.
The Superstar Massive Brother winner is a part of the group’s latest effort to tell the general public about lesser recognized details about HIV. Their newest video options clarify what an undetectable viral load is, as scientific research have proven, that HIV can’t be transmitted with a UVL and why utilizing a condom remains to be a great way.
“We dwell in a fearful world the place HIV stigma can prevail,” Act mentioned. “For individuals who dwell with HIV, the information that’s undeniably untranslatable is big information, not simply to forestall transmission, but in addition to interrupt the stigma many individuals are nonetheless experiencing.”
Watch Act’s full video on UVLs: