Caroline Watson, who serves as the social justice and communications coordinator for UCSF?s HIVE clinic and program, was honored as a 2018 recipient of the Heroes & Hearts Award during an event at AT&T Park.
The 2018 heroes are Karen Aguilar, Lead Patient Navigator of Gender Health SF at San Francisco Department of Public Health, and Caroline Watson, Social Justice and Communications Coordinator at ZSFG?s HIVE.
In a Rare Series of Candid Conversations, Three Women of Color Open Up About Their Decisions to Take PrEP, the Challenges They Faced Along the Way, and the Impact Their Stories are Having in Their Communities.
Today, for people living with HIV, treatment of the virus that causes AIDS with antiretroviral therapy allows individuals to live longer, healthier and fuller lives. Among mixed status, or serodifferent, couples ? where one partner has HIV and the other does not ? suppression of the virus also prevents transmission.
In fact, a recent CDC report published this month notes that three multinational studies following about 3,000 sexually active mixed status couples over many years ? where the partner living with HIV was virologically suppressed by ART, and condoms weren?t used ? found no cases of transmission of the virus to the partner who didn?t have HIV.
HIVE intern Gaby Sandor blogs about her experiences in the summer of 2017.
HIV-affected couples and individuals who desire children should be offered options for safer conception.
Research demonstrates that ?condomless sex? does not necessarily indicate ?unprotected sex?: sustained use of antiretroviral therapy (ART) to achieve a suppressed viral load in partners living with HIV, known as treatment as prevention (TasP), is associated with zero or near-zero risk of sexual HIV transmission.