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.
The Chancellor Award for Public Service in the staff category was awarded to Shannon Weber, who has worked steadfastly on HIV prevention, care and treatment projects.
The prescription of HIV-prevention pills has lagged, and negative biases towards patients could help explain why.
It’s good news for HIV-affected couples and those who treat them: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is, at long last, truly up-to-date on its HIV-affected conception guidance.
Family planning clinics provide key access points for many women to learn about and obtain PrEP. By incorporating PrEP services into family planning care, family planning providers have the opportunity to meet women’s expectations, ensure women are aware of and offered comprehensive HIV prevention options, and reverse emerging disparities in PrEP access.