Discussion Night: The Criminalization of HIV


This event is located on the traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh.

Did you know: Someone living with HIV can be charged with aggravated sexual assault even if their partner agrees to have sex with them. 

Are you aware of how the criminal law is connected to your sex life? What do we know about HIV, and do these laws know know about HIV? Do these laws protect us from HIV?

It’s important that we all understand the current laws surrounding HIV in Canada, and also to be critical of these laws. No matter your level of awareness of HIV/HIV Criminalization, we invite you to join us in this evening discussion where we’ll be looking into how HIV laws affect us, and exploring strategies to resist HIV stigma in our communities.

Snacks will be provided.

Mpowerment events are planned by and for young self-identified men who are gay, bi, or queer. We invite all guys who like guys and their friends to attend!

December 15, 2015 at 6:30pm - 9pm
Mpowerment Headquarters
Ezra James Sarah Alex Tatchell William Ole Gerard Flett Navi Dasanjh Charlie Tran Ivan Stanley Ru Camila Romero-Fujiwara Fahmy Baharuddin Darren Ho

Will you come?

YouthCO's office is located on the unceded traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh people. Our programs take place on unceded, ancestral, and traditional territories of many Indigenous nations across what is now called BC.

YouthCO believes that all youth have the right to accessible and affirming information about our health. We also know each of us has a unique relationship to our bodies, sex, sexuality, substance use, and harm reduction. For many of us, the words other people use for our bodies and their functions are not the words we use for ourselves. Throughout our website, YouthCO uses words for bodies and sex that we know will not reflect the full diversity of our communities. We have tried to, where possible, be as expansive with our language as we know how to while being as specific as possible. As youth leading the HIV movement, we too are learning about the best words for our experiences and do not do this perfectly. We invite any feedback about the language used on our website to help us move forward in the best ways for all youth in our communities!