Living with HIV

Living with HIV

If you are living with HIV in Los Angeles County, it is important to know that there are many services available to support you and help you stay healthy. This includes HIV care, medications and access to other services including oral health, nutrition and housing support. These services are available at low to no cost depending on income and other eligibility criteria. Please use the tools and information below to learn more about the resources available for people living with HIV in Los Angeles County.

You can receive these HIV services regardless of your immigration status. These services are not considered “Public Charge” because they have no cash value. Any information collected for the purposes of eligibility is confidential and is not shared with any government agency. The County of Los Angeles is committed to protecting your privacy.

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What is U=U?


U=U is shorthand for Undetectable = Untransmittable. U=U means that people living with HIV who take medication daily to control the virus can’t pass HIV through sex.

Here is how it works: When you take medication daily to treat HIV, you stop the virus from multiplying. When HIV can’t multiply freely, it leads to less virus in your body. The amount of virus in your body is called the viral load. When you have a low viral load – less than 200 copies – HIV becomes undetectable in your body. According to current research, maintaining an undetectable viral load for at least six months means you cannot spread or pass HIV to partner(s) when having sex. That means you are untransmittable.