HIVE: Supporting Those Affected by HIV (blog post #2)

HIVEHIVE 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 online information. By the end of the contract period, 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 second quarter, our team made updates to and reevaluated the website for retrievability, functionality, and accessibility. The team also updated the website to provide accurate and up-to-date 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 Medline Plus, AIDSinfo, and infoSIDA were added to HIVE’s website. All videos on the website are now captioned. Seven English and five Spanish brochures, and four webpages were updated with all of the above criteria and disseminated via email to our stakeholders and on social media.

In the next quarter, our team will continue to make updates to our online resources, and our web developer will make the remaining coding-related changes to finish making the site accessible. We will also disseminate the survey to our stakeholders.

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