Those who take HIV drugs do not pass the virus on to others


In this interview Einar Þór Jónsson discusses the role of the organisation HIV-Iceland and the reality of living as a HIV-positive individual today.

New drugs that control the virus level have now made it possible for HIV-positive people to live a ‘normal’ life,  and the World Health Organization recently announced that those who receive successful HIV treatment do not pass the virus on to others. Einar points out that although this new reality is a great step forward, HIV-positive individuals still face many obstacles, such as prejudices and social isolation and they often feel pressured to keep their HIV-status a secret. The future is nevertheless bright, and the hope for a permanent cure and less social stigma have never been higher.