At the PrEP for Women dinner we launched the curated web page with women-centric PrEP resources, a crowd-sourced effort from allies across the U.S. Palm cards promoted the web page (we have extra; reach out if you want some to share locally!) and provided opportunities to bring women into the mainstream PrEP Summit conversations. We also screened the newly released #20DaystoStart PrEP for Women video from Project Inform. The video was celebrated with thunderous applause.
On November 3, 2016 in Oakland, California, HIVE was proud to collaborate with Magic Johnson Foundation for our 2016 Positive Connections Mixer. The eventwas held in honor of the 25th anniversary of Magic Johnson’s announcement to the world that he has HIV.
In order to stay at zero perinatal HIV transmissions, front line health workers must be empowered to screen people living with and affected by HIV for sexual partners and reproductive intentions. Reproductive intentions and HIV prevention go hand in hand.
Former SFGH Foundation Board Member Amy Busch and her husband Kevin Cameron hosted a dance party fundraiser benefiting HIVE. An entire night celebrating our successes and honoring the expert, compassionate care provided since 1989 at HIVE clinic, while we listened to tunes from HowellDevine and took our beats to the street with silent disco. This event raised over $30,000 to close the gap in government funding supporting HIVE clinical care.
Angela McGill is a woman living with HIV. She tells her story of discovering she had HIV and going on to have an HIV-free baby with the help of BAPAC (Bay Area Perinatal AIDS Center), now known as HIVE. Dr. Deb Cohan explains how it’s possible for women living with HIV to have natural births and not pass HIV on to their babies.
Participatory action research is awesome. It is grounded on the idea that lived experience is important and including community members throughout the research process is essential.