Positive Outcomes

Stigma surrounding HIV aimed at, and perpetuated within, marginalized communities creates significant barriers to healthcare that prevent positive individuals from living healthy and dignified lives. Rather than acting as a deterrent to lower transmission rates, the criminalization of non-disclosure only adds to a long list of negative determinants of health that force the individual to have choose between personal safety and disclosure.

Working together with guest speakers, the SFSS, YouthCO, students, and community members, we aim to create a dialogue to help participants become better acquainted with the ins and outs of how the criminalization of HIV affects a wide range of communities. For those already well versed in the topic, we seek to provide a platform for them to redistribute their knowledge, and an opportunity to connect with other active voices and organizations in their community. 

We welcome folks who are still learning about this topic, and aim to make this event a place where everyone can ask questions and learn more. 

Location: room 1420—1430, SFU Harbour Center
Sponsored by the SFSS and YouthCO
RSVP: http://positiveoutcomes.eventbrite.ca/, FREE!
This event is located on the traditional territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh.

Accessibility audit available at: https://www.sfu.ca/content/dam/sfu/students/disabilityaccess/AccessGuideBBYHC3rdEd.pdf
March 30, 2016 at 6pm - 9pm
SFU Harbour Center
Paul Sereda Quennie Sanoria Steve Landry Akoby Florence Ethel Davis Neil Self Jonathan Meret Jen Woytowich Maddy Doyle Stephanie Eely Keefer Pelech Candy Love Andrea Ism Ian Willie Navi Dasanjh Matzhue Zjokk Hanna Wunsch Marc Gerard Schaper Judy Kieu Deepak Sharma Bm Tav Simran Khattra Miiss Leita Larissa Chen Alex Marshall Lavaniya Sachi Ryan Chantree Jerry Guo Tuma Altokhais Samir Gandesha Stuart Thomas Blake Dawn Von D Olivia Ash Olivia Ash Jesse Brown Andrea S Chris Sinclaire David Ly Katrina Koehn Shila Avissa Isabel Krupp Felicia Phan Jonathan Postnikoff Colt Burrows Pedro L. Muniz Steph Ly Daniella Barreto Michael Brown Eli Geeli

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!