The Activity Books


A new series centered around desire, intimacy, and pleasure – as real reasons for self-care and HIV prevention.


ViiV Healthcare's Risk to Reasons initiative increases awareness and action around HIV prevention and care for Black women of cis and trans experience. Guided by advocates across the country, the initiative reframes "risk" to "reasons" for prevention and care. With new content, convenings and funding for community action, Risk to Reasons is the largest philanthropic investment dedicated to Black women's needs, voices and leadership related to HIV in the U.S.


Welcome – we’re glad you’re here. This may be your first time exploring this series, or you may be returning to it with a friend, a partner, your healthcare provider, or simply yourself. There is no "right" way to engage – these activity books are designed to be completed as a series, one book at a time, or activity by activity, depending on what works best for you.

This series is all about pleasure, and how pleasure and intimacy are real reasons for self-care and HIV prevention. It’s about reframing how we look at health and wellness – putting pleasure at the top as a reason and a way to support your health.

Inside each activity book, you will find interactive exercises, games, and prompts to explore everything from discovering your own desires to navigating conversations with your healthcare provider and asking for PrEP for the first time. As you move through each one, please keep in mind that nothing is an instruction – it is simply an invitation to reflect, learn, and have fun.

Now let’s get started!


For exploring your own individual needs, desires and pleasures – as reasons to support your health. This content is intended for people aged 18 years or older.


For you and your partner(s) to discover what you want, ask for what you need, learn and have fun – together. This content is intended for people aged 18 years or older.


For you and your provider(s) to navigate conversations and develop a partnership that supports your whole health. This content is intended for people aged 18 years or older.

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Risk to Reasons Guide

Risk to Reasons: A Guide for Communicating and Connecting with Black Women about HIV provides insights and recommendations for advocates, service providers, public health experts, researchers and communicators about how to make HIV prevention and care more relevant and salient for Black women.

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Black Women’s Working Group to Reframe Risk

Risk to Reasons is shaped and steered by the Black Women’s Working Group to Reframe Risk, a group of Black women living with and working in HIV convened by ViiV Healthcare who collaborated to challenge existing HIV prevention approaches and develop new insights and recommendations for communicating and connecting with Black women about HIV. Members of the inaugural working group include: Gina Brown, Jamanii Brown, Tori Cooper, Olivia Ford, Justine Ingram, Deirdre Johnson, Leisha McKinley-Beach, Kneeshe Parkinson, Jay Reed, Beverly Ross, Kim Sanders and Ashlee Wimberly.



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