Perry Rhodes III started his career in public health with an emphasis on HIV prevention with the Minority Men’s Program at AIDS Services of Austin in 1996. He has extensive experience developing culturally competent HIV prevention programs and outreach to African American gay and bisexual men at risk of infection and living with HIV. Since moving to the Bay Area in 2000, Perry has worked with Cal-PEP in Oakland, Black Coalition on AIDS, and UCSF Alliance Health Project in San Francisco, managing HIV interventions including mobile and on-site HIV/HCV/STD testing and PrEP Navigation services. In addition to those roles, he has facilitated CDC-funded capacity-building assistance PrEP Institutes in the U.S. Southern region and served on the Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention Services (UCHAPS) and the San Francisco Prevention Planning Council as Community Co-Chair from 2006 to 2009, and was a leader in End Hep C SF from 2016-2021, serving on their Coordinating Committee and co-chairing the Prevention, Testing, and Linkage workgroup. Perry has a bachelor’s degree in urban studies and a master’s in political science, and is currently a Ph.D. student at California Institute of Integral Studies interrogating the intersection of race, space, sexuality, and power.