HIVE: Supporting Those Affected by HIV


HIVE has been at the forefront of innovating comprehensive HIV-informed sexual and reproductive health care since 1989. HIVE provides clinical care, training, advocacy and a virtual hub for disseminating best practices. Based at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG), HIVE Clinic provides multidisciplinary preconception, prenatal, gynecologic and sexual health care to women living with HIV as well as HIV-affected couples.

HIVE is a national leader in translating medical and scientific information into digestible and useful health information for consumers and providers. In addition to a robust blog ( by and for people living with and affected by HIV, hosts six consumer resource pages and two provider resource pages.

With support from NLM’s HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Program, HIVE is expanding its online content (HIV prevention and sexual/reproductive health resources for people affected by HIV of reproductive age) with the latest science, using preferred language, and improving access to NLM’s online information. will also have increased retrievability and functionality (improved site map, NLM online resources for HIV providers) and be fully accessible (proper menu navigation, videos with subtitles, plain language).

During the first quarter, our team evaluated the website for retrievability, functionality, and accessibility. The team also evaluated the website for post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and treatment as prevention (TasP)/undetectable equals untransmittable (U=U) accuracy and preferred language (people-first, respectful of gender identities and sexualities). Several new NLM resources from PubMed, AIDSinfo, and infoSIDA were added to HIVE’s website. Our website now has a widget to aid accessibility in a variety of ways, including assisting users with keyboard navigation, screen reading, magnification, and other visual support. Over 1,200 images on the website now have alternative text (alt-tags), which allow for screen readers to describe images to users who are visually impaired.

In the next quarter, our team will continue to make updates to our online resources and will add captions to our videos to make them more accessible. We will also explore adding evaluation surveys to our website to get real-time feedback from users.

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