Photo credit: WORLD. Left to right: Cynthia Carey-Grant, Goapele, and Raheem DeVaughn

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.


Photo credit: WORLD. Left: Raheem DeVaughn and his band. Right: Goapale

Bay Area State of Emergency – BASE, CAL PEP, Oakland East Bay Alumnae Chapter DST, and Serenity House Oakland were all community partners as well.

We enjoyed playing a game at our table where we quizzed folks on HIV prevention and educated them around PrEP. Winners of the quiz received a Beyond Compassion bag. We also distributed PleasePrEPMe keychains and PrEP information cards.

Fighting stigma was a major topic of the night:

HIVE staff Caroline and ?Yamini had fun in the #RiseAbove photo booth:


Photo credit: #RiseAbove photobooth

The event was a beautiful experience; we loved being there educating the community about PrEP and enjoying the fantastic entertainment.