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Latest Happenings & Events at HIVE

This is a love letter

Hello extended HIVE family.
It is time.
In May 2019, I am transitioning away from my role as Director of HIVE.

AIDS Walk 2018

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.

Shannon Weber, HIVE Director, honored with UCSF Chancellor Award for Public Service

On May 11, 2018, UC San Francisco (UCSF) awarded HIVE’S Director, Shannon Weber, with the 2018 Chancellor Award for Public Service. The award honors members of the University who have performed outstanding service to the community and those who have gone above and beyond in their work to improve UCSF. Shannon was the staff recipient, along with the faculty recipient Valerie Yerger and student recipient Kristin Cosner.

Heroes and Hearts

On February 15, 2018, HIVE’s Caroline Watson was honored with the Heroes and Hearts Award, along with Karen Aguilar of Gender Health SF.

PrEP for Women: Engaging Family Planning Providers

Over the past few months, San Francisco based organizations HIVE (formerly BAPAC) and getSFcba, partnered with the National Clinical Training Center for Family Planning (NCTCFP) to help fill a gap – the slow uptake of PrEP among cis women in the United States.

National Sexual Health Conference: Presenting the PrEP for Family Planning Toolkit

Here’s the deal: One in five new HIV diagnoses in the U.S. are among cis women. Women of African descent make up about 64% of these new diagnoses while only accounting for 13% of the U.S. female population. Can PrEP prevent HIV among all women? Can PrEP reduce the grave racial/ethnic disparities seen in rates of HIV acquisition among Black women?

Rise Above HIV

HIVE was thrilled to attend WORLD and AHF’s International Women’s Day event, Rise Above HIV as a community partner on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017. The event was an evening of intimate conversations and music featuring Raheem DeVaughn and Goapale.

The HIVE PRO MEN Program Receives Expansion Funds

San Francisco General Hospital Foundation has been awarded a grant for $10,000 from The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) in partnership with Macy’s. The grant will support the expansion of HIVE’s PRO Men (Positive Reproductive Outcomes for HIV+ Men) program.

HIVE at the NMAC HIV PrEP Summit: Amplifying All Women’s Voices:

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.

2016 Positive Connections Mixer

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.

HIVE and Getting to Zero Perinatal HIV Transmissions

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.

HIVE Dance Party: What’s it like to be seen?

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’s Story

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.

WORLD PrEP Convening

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.

Dear FDA: Update Sperm Donation Regulations for MSM

As medical professionals, public health advocates and clinical researchers, we collectively are writing to urge the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as well as the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) to update the sperm donation guidelines for men who have sex with men.

HIVE Stakeholder Survey Report

In May of 2016, 26 HIVE stakeholders took the time to complete a survey to help us better understand how our stakeholders interact with our resources.

Beyond Compassion: Caring for Women with a History of Trauma

Twelve locally and nationally esteemed speakers shared their expertise in their respective fields, presenting on topics including: trauma-informed care for women; disclosure, criminalization and stigma for women living with HIV; reducing anxiety and pain during gynecological exams; and healing rituals and practices for service providers.

Without Shame

Short films by Asians and Pacific Islanders affected by HIV

45 Salute PrEP4Love

Dear Jim and the Chicago PrEP Working Group:
We are writing to extend our deep appreciation and gratitude to the #PrEP4love Social Marketing Committee.

HIVE + MHPPPI = #HIVLoveWins: The Making of the Chicago Video Series

HIVE (the San Francisco-based hub of positive sexual and reproductive health) and the AIDS Foundation Chicago’s (AFC) Midwest HIV Pregnancy Prevention and Planning Initiative (MHPPPI) co-created a video series about HIV-affected individuals and couples and reproductive health intentions – real life vignettes of #HIVLoveWins stories.

The Leap of Love

Join us on Monday, February 29 at 5:30PM (49 Geary St. Suite 235), as we leap into love and leave love notes for those who may just need a little hint of hope on this beautiful planet.

2014 Positive Connections Mixer

The first “Positive Connections Mixer” was held on January 30th, 2014 in the Ward 86 HIV Clinic at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH), a huge success.

Men Having Babies Conference

On January 23, 2016: 4:00-6:30 PM and January 24: 9:00 AM-6:00 PM, the Third Annual San Francisco Surrogacy Conference and Expo will be happening at SOMArts Cultural Center

Anne Statton’s Visit to HIVE

Two weeks ago, HIVE had the honor of hosting Anne Statton, Executive Director of the Pediatric AIDS Chicago Foundation Prevention Initiative (PACPI), and a true #SuperShero in the field of perinatal HIV.


Since 2004, The Sankofa Center has toured hundreds of villages in Ghana educating 50,000 community members & 35,000 students about HIV through dance-stories while providing free rapid HIV testing to over 4,000.

Love Letters Workshop

A real love letter is your truth put to paper in the most loving and compassionate way possible.

A Place at the Table: WATCH!

A Place at the Table: WATCH! is an eight-week webinar series that offers women living with HIV* capacity building and training on HIV disease and treatment advocacy.

Women’s Equality Day #ReproPOWER

It was empowering and inspiring to hear about all the advocacy efforts going on to support women’s reproductive health, family building options and HIV prevention.

2015 Hearts Grants Award Ceremony

HIVE was presented with $25,000 from Macy’s for the PRO Men project. I was very happy to be the person to accept the giant check for HIVE, because the PRO Men project is so close to my heart.

Transgender Women & PrEP Webinar

The U.S. Women and PrEP Working Group presented a wonderful webinar on the topic of “Transgender Women and PrEP: What’s the Latest?”

AIDS Walk 2015

It was a broiling hot day, unheard of in AIDS Walk history (usually it’s foggy or raining). We set out around 10:30am, with babies in strollers and dogs on leashes.

WHO consultation on PrEP

I had a profound appreciation for the work we’ve done in the U.S. during the last four years to assure that cis women, and now trans women, are included in the HIV prevention conversation and “expanded HIV prevention toolkit” discussion.

Lick Wilmerding High School Trans March

The Gender and Sexuality Awareness club at Lick Wilmerding High School planned this vigil in order to raise public awareness about the epidemic of the murdering of transgender people

Linda Scruggs Shares Her Story of Disclosure

Linda Scruggs, of Women's Consulting Group of Women Diagnosed with AIDS, talks with HIVE's Shannon Weber about her disclosure journey, how she was able to heal, and how that lead to her feel comfortable disclosing. Watch "Linda Scruggs Shares Her Story of Disclosure":...

AIDS Walk 2014: Team Positively Negative/BAPAC

This time last year, I never would have thought that participating in San Francisco’s AIDS Walk would lead me to raising $1,025 for the Bay Area Perinatal AIDS Center (BAPAC) & being on TV.

Disclosure: PRO Men

Zutty, Angela, & Deon, all people living with HIV, talk about how they disclose their HIV status.