Our Peer-Led HIV Education Programs

We had the chance to share the successes of our approach to HIV education at the 2016 Pacific AIDS Network conference. This was a great opportunity to connect with organizations that do HIV work across British Columbia and talk about our youth-driven, values-led approach to HIV programming at YouthCO!

To get the crowd warmed up, we started with the interactive opportunity for folks to share what messages they would like to share with youth when it comes to HIV:

The HIV 101 workshops we offer cover many of these topics. Each workshop is led by youth, often from communities most directly impacted by HIV. Our Indigenous youth program, Yúusnewas, leads these workshops in Indigenous communities, health centres, and band schools across British Columbia. We are also able to tailor our HIV 101 curriculum for specific communities, including youth living with HIV. If you'd like to get in touch to book a workshop, please get in touch at http://www.youthco.org/youthco_workshops

The slides from our PAN presentation are available here. Thanks to the Pacific AIDS Network for inviting us to share our work. Don't miss our other HIV 101 resources, including the Gearing Up To Get Down booklet. We're always happy to chat about our peer education programs. If you'd like to know more, please get in touch at peered@youthco.org.


Located on the unceded traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh