HIV + STI Risk Reduction

Whether you consider yourself a top or a bottom (or versatile), single or in a relationship, it’s important to understand how to minimize your risk for getting or passing on HIV or STIs. While condoms continue to be the primary way of reducing risks for most gay and bisexual men, there are a variety of other tools and strategies that you should be aware of to help protect you and your partners.

Where can I get PEP?

If you believe you have been exposed to HIV, you can access PEP from the following locations:

St. Paul’s Hospital
Emergency Room


1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC,  V6Z 1Y6
P – 604.682.2344

HIM Sexual Health Centre
Davie Street

421 – 1033 Davie Street
Vancouver, BC, V6E 1M7
P – 604.488.1001

Bute Street Clinic
1170 Bute Street
Vancouver, BC, V6E 1Z6
P – 604.707.2790

IDC – Immunodeficiency Clinic
at St. Paul’s Hospital

1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC,  V6Z 1Y6
P – 604.561.4898

Spectrum Health

702 – 1080 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC, V6Z 2T1
P – 604.681.1080

Downtown Community
Health Centre


569 Powell Street
Vancouver, BC, V6A 1G8
P – 604.255.3151

You may also ask your family doctor to prescribe you PEP, in which case,
you should take this Healthcare Provider Support Tool: