National Network of Libraries of Medicine
English Arabic Chinese (Simplified) French Hindi Japanese Korean Persian Portuguese Russian Spanish

NNLM NACC Explores Treatment as Prevention (TasP) in HIV Care

Posted Jan 13, 2020
Category: NACC, National

HIV is no longer a fatal diagnosis; it is a treatable chronic disease that if managed correctly and consistently, can become “undetectable and untransmittable.” NNLM NACC explores this U=U concept, also known as the treatment as prevention (TasP) approach, in the care of HIV patients.

“People with HIV who get tested, receive care, and then remain in care, often become virally suppressed and live a long life,” the NACC states in a recent article titled HIV Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U). “In addition, they cannot spread the disease to others. Today, people can take one or two pills a day to achieve viral suppression.”

Unfortunately, only 30 percent of people living with HIV are virally suppressed, and only 15 percent know their HIV infection status. Learn more from NACC about this issue, as well as federal efforts to reduce the number of new HIV infections by 75 percent within five years. 

You're also encouraged to signup for the newly launched NNLM NACC newsletter to receive news on NACC activities sent directly to your email account. 

a young man with a simulated PrEP pill in his hand


Stay informed on our latest news!

Past Announcements

April is National Minority Health Month and the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health (OMH) is focusing on safe ways you can stay physically, mentally and emotionally h

Exercising at Home | National Minority Health Month (April) Posted Apr 3, 2020 Category: National

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (OCN), a division of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is partnering with Datavant to convene a COVID-19 Pa

Health IT Graphic Concept Posted Mar 24, 2020 Category: National

The Office of Engagement and Training (OET), located at the National Library of Medicine (NLM), has two team lead openings for the Engagement Section Head and the

Posted Mar 20, 2020 Category: National

East Adams Library District, one of NNLM PNR’s new partners in rural Ritzville, Washington, was recently featured in The

Older lady using the computer in a library Posted Mar 16, 2020 Category: National

Good nutrition, combined with physical activity, can help you reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases, and promote your overall health.

March Reading Club Book Selections Posted Feb 26, 2020 Category: National