Eliminating Sexual HIV Transmission

SpeakersPreconception care and safer conception counseling offer a unique opportunity to embrace the reproductive health rights of HIV-affected couples while maximizing the health of both partners, preventing sexual and vertical HIV transmission, and preventing unplanned pregnancies.

Did you know?

  • The CDC estimates there are 140,000 heterosexual, HIV-mixed status couples in the U.S.
  • Half of these mixed-status couples desire children
  • Pregnancy increases both the risk of HIV transmission and acquisition. 85% of HIV+ women report at least one unplanned pregnancy

On October 10, Shannon Weber, from the Bay Area Perinatal AIDS Clinic and one of our CBA experts, hosted a webinar with Dr. Cori Blum from the Chicago Department of Public Health and Caroline Watson, a BAPAC/PRO Men Outreach Volunteer.

Webinar recording and presentation slides now available! Click ‘Read More!’

During the webinar, participants learned about:

  • PRO Men (Positive Reproductive Outcomes for HIV+ Men), an innovative initiative of the Bay Area Perinatal AIDS Center (BAPAC) and San Francisco General Hospital’s Ward 86 HIV Clinic
  • The BAPAC/PRO Men approach to integrated reproductive health including PrEP, safer conception and family planning
  • Lessons learned on the road toward the elimination of sexual HIV transmission
  • Coalition-building in Chicago around HIV, reproductive, and sexual health
  • Building community engagement through consumer participation

Participants also engaged in a lively online conversation on Twitter under the #HIVLoveWins hashtag. You can continue the conversation online and take a listen to the webinar below!

Find the webinar HERE!

A PDF slide deck from the webinar can be found here!

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