Staying positive: The realities of dating with HIV

Metro News wrote an article about dating while living with HIV, focused on the experiences of young people. They approached YouthCO to learn more about this topic. 

"At YouthCO, young people practice disclosing their status with HIV-positive peers first. Some kids strategize by dropping various facts about HIV into conversations with friends and potential partners in the weeks leading up to the disclosure conversation, Chown said." -Genna Buck, Metro News

Click over to Metro News to read the full article.


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!