On July 15, 2018, nine members of Team HIVE and our family and friends gathered on Robin Williams Meadow in Golden Gate Park to walk the 10k of AIDS Walk SF.
This Hangout took place on July 31st, 2018.
Our panelists included:
– Endria Richardson, Essie Justice Group
– Nikole Trainor, San Francisco Department of Public Health
– Megan Comfort, Research Triangle Institute International
I’m a son, a father, a grandfather, a brother, and I am HIV+.
As we are approaching Father’s Day, as a father of a beautiful daughter, I am especially grateful.
In honor of Father’s Day, we sat down with Shannon Weber, M.S.W., executive director of HIVE and Guy Vandenberg, M.S.W., RN, with the Positive Reproduction Options for Men (PRO Men) project of HIVE and Ward 86 in San Francisco.
Although men who have sex with other men are still most susceptible to HIV in the U.S., women nonetheless made up 19 percent of new diagnoses in 2016. Black women specifically are disproportionately affected by HIV, accounting for 61 percent of women living with the disease and 19 percent of new diagnoses, while making up only about 7 percent of the population.