We’re having a night of dinner, discussion, and conversation about what we'd like to see in a campaign about undetectable = untransmittable (also known as u=u). While this information may be old news to some of us living with HIV, we still connect with lots of folks who don't know the good news: those of us who have an undetectable viral load cannot pass HIV to our sex partners.
This conversation is open to all youth living with HIV, whether or not we have a detectable viral load!
This event will be hosted and facilitated by Jessica and CJ. It is a casual opportunity to meet up, chat, and share our ideas on U=U! As part of YouthCO's work to reduce the impacts of HIV stigma, we're working with Positive Living BC to share information about undetectable=untransmittable with doctors, nurses, and social workers, as well as with the general public who may not be in the know.
Our goal is that sharing information about u=u is so that more people know how they can - and cannot - come into contact with HIV, and to reduce the number of times those of us living with HIV have to educate the people around us. That means fewer stigmatizing questions on Grindr, fewer bad reactions when we disclose our status, and more people with up-to-date information.
RSVP if you are interested in helping make the world stigma-free with YouthCO, by contacting Jessica at JessicaV@youthco.org or following the RSVP link below!
This event is FREE and open to youth living with HIV and/or Hep C ages 19-29 years old. We will have bus tickets available, and may be able to offer rides to/from the event if you let us know in advance.
We are located on the 2nd floor and our lounge space is accessible by elevator or stairs. There are two all-gender washrooms, one of which is larger and wheelchair accessible.
Let us know if you have any allergies or food restrictions, and we will ensure our meal works for you.
We ask that you join us in making this event as scent-reduced as possible. This means maybe using fragrance-free products in lieu of any scented-products you may usually use.