Sexual Health and HIV Prevention Services at HIM
HIM health centres in the Lower Mainland as well as our outreach nurses and anonymous testing events in the BC Interior provide GBQ men and gender diverse people with HIV/STI prevention and treatment services:
PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) is an option to prevent HIV after you may have come into contact with HIV during sex. Nurses at HIM Health Centres could provide you access to PEP if you’re concerned about exposure to HIV in the last 72 hours. Click here to learn more about PEP, and where to get it.
PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) is an HIV prevention strategy we can use if we are HIV-negative. Doctors and nurses at HIM can help you access to PrEP. Click here to learn more about PrEP and how to access it.
If you have tested positive for a treatable STI or are experiencing symptoms of an STI infection, nurses at HIM could provide you with the needed treatment. Click here to learn more about the STI treatments offered at HIM and how you can access them.
HIM offers vaccinations for Hepatitis A, B, as well as HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) for those under the age of 27 (and up to the age of 45 in some cases). Click here to learn more about the the vaccinations offered at HIM and how you can access them.
HIM offers a number of programs and tools that reduce harms associated with substance use, including risks of STI/HIV transmission. Click here to find out more about Harm Reduction at HIM.