PrEP Works, Stigma Doesn't


Many of us are curious about PrEP, whether we're taking it, thinking about taking it, used to take it, know someone who is taking it, or seeing it pop up in convos as we navigate hooking up. Whatever our relationship to PrEP is, many of us want to learn more about what it is, how it works, and what it means for ourselves and our communities.

Mpowerment is teaming up with Dr. Mark Hull, from the BC Centre of Excellence in HIV/AIDS, to host an opportunity to talk more about PrEP and learn from each other about what PrEP means for gay, bisexual, and queer communities!

YouthCO will also be launching a new short stop-animation video on PrEP at this event.

We have ASL interpreters, Carver and Tyler, booked for this event. If you require ASL interpreting, please send us an email ( or a Facebook message so we can be sure to reserve a spot for you near the front!

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

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. The Junction is open to all ages, and all are welcome to join us for this conversation.

August 09, 2017 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
The Junction
1138 Davie St
Vancouver, BC V6E 4L7
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Fahmy Baharuddin ·
Pedro L. Muniz Jeff Morgs Tegar Wicaksono David Ly Neil Self Marcelo Ponce William Ole Gerard Flett Nick Major Hector Diaz Kehinde Ametepee Romeo A Gonloz Fred West Keith Reynolds Gb Olarewaju Sean Colyer Charlie Tran Dylan Morin Fahmy Baharuddin

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!