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:

STI/HIV Testing

HIM offers full-spectrum sexual health testing: Rapid and Standard HIV as well as STI testing. We offer standard testing for HIV, syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, Hepatitis A, B and C. Click here to find out more about testing at HIM.

PEP – Post-Exposure Prophylaxis

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

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.

STI Treatment

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.

Safer Sex Supplies

HIM offers a number of supplies to help prevent STI/HIV transmission through sex, and drug use. Click here to find out more about safer sex supplies at HIM.

Doxycycline (Doxy) PEP and PrEP

Doxy, short for Doxycycline, is an antibiotic used to treat various bacterial infections, including sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as chlamydia and syphilis. As of December 1, 2023, post exposure prophylaxis doxycycline (doxy PEP) is available at no cost for some folks accessing HIV PrEP though the provincial HIV PrEP program offered by the BC Centre for Excellence (BC-CfE). Find out how you can access Doxycycline PEP by clicking here.

HIM honours the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlil̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, and the territories of many nations on the west coast of Turtle Island, on whose unceded and stolen land we live and work. As uninvited inhabitants, we acknowledge that this space is and always will be Indigenous land.

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