Discussing ways to prevent transmission

Talking about sexual health is something everyone can do! At YouthCO, we believe that sexual health is a shared responsibility, and that each of us can take action! There are a lot of options to prevent passing or getting HIV, and while we might not use all of them, we can definitely find one that fits! For those of us who are HIV positive and undetectable, taking our treatment every day can ensure that we don’t pass HIV to our partners. So whatever our status or viral load, discussing ways to prevent transmission can be one way to #resiststigma.

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!