Poz Youth Meetup

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.

Please let us know by email (jessicav@youthco.org) or call 604-688-1441 if you have any specific dietary needs or allergies, or if you have any accessibility needs not mentioned above.
May 31, 2019 at 6pm - 8:30pm
xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh Territories
Vancouver, BC -
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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!