HIVE and GlobalSHARE at AIDS2016

HIVE was out in full force at AIDS 2016.  We came back with much to report on, especially from the perspective of our volunteer youth reporter, Taft Weber-Kilpack.

Here are some highlights and takeaways from our presence at the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa:

HIVE Posters

– Use of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis during pregnancy and lactation at 2 U.S. centers (A collaboration between HIVE, UCSF, Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine & Montefiore Medical Center)

– The Getting to Zero San Francisco consortium: early results (A collaboration between HIVE and Getting to Zero SF)

– Lessons learned from launching PleasePrEPMe.org, a crowd-sourced, location-based, searchable statewide California PrEP Provider Directory to connect consumers interested in PrEP to PrEP-friendly providers

– The POWER Health program: a novel, online, multi-modal educational intervention for HIV-negative women and their male partners

Global Village Panel Discussion

At the Intersection of Reproductive Empowerment and Ending HIV Transmission: Expanding Safer Conception Options

This session brought together 11 speakers from 4 different countries to talk about safer conception and sexual/reproductive rights for people affected by HIV. Check out the blog by Taft Weber-Kilpack below for more about the session. (In collaboration with GlobalSHARE: Global Community for Sex, HIV and Reproductive Empowerment)

HIVE at the Research Literacy Networking Zone in the Global Village

Supporting Women & Youth: Perspectives from Canada, Nigeria, South Africa & the U.S.

This session was an informal chat with Global Village attendees about the various programs that our panelists represent.  Our speakers included: Abosede Olutu, Amaka Enemo, Gcina Khumalo, Marvelous Muchenje, Rosina Machete & Shannon Weber. Read more about it below.

GlobalSHARE Guide to safer conception, reproductive health and family building events at AIDS 2016

HIVE and GlobalSHARE together created a ‘roadmap’ of posters, workshops and sessions relating to safer conception, reproductive health and empowerment.  You can find our printable guide here.

Conference Programme Roadmap to Safer Conception, Reproductive Health & Family Building events at AIDS 2016

For the first time ever, the conference programme included a ‘Safer Conception, Reproductive Health & Family Building’ Roadmap.  This roadmap was curated by GlobalSHARE & HIVE.

Youth Reporter at AIDS 2016: Why Adolescents Can’t be Ignored

Before the fishbowl, I was thoroughly enjoying how informative the session was. But when someone starts speaking on behalf adolescents and saying we can’t be trusted to make decisions about our own bodies? Well, needless to say, I got mad. I was shaking I was so mad, and that made taking notes very very difficult.

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Youth Reporter at AIDS 2016: The Activists Go Marching One by One, Hurrah!

The Red Card contingent was carrying signs with all their slogans: “Blah Blah Blah,” “Your Morals are Killing Us,” “We Can Speak for Ourselves,” “Young not Dumb,” and “Park Your Privilege.” They very generously let me carry the “Young not Dumb” card, which I proudly marched with through the streets of Durban.

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For those interested in more information and updates from the conference, check out:

– The Rapporteur summaries from AIDS 2016

– AIDSMap.com has a wonderful encapsulation of the conference here.

– AVAC has a great “Reflections from Durban” page that may interest you.

– Beta Blog By San Francisco AIDS Foundation insights can be found here.