Results of aggressive 'seek and treat' program earn funding
An AIDS-free generation is “now in our sights,” B.C. Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid said Friday, as she announced a $19.9-million expansion of the province’s landmark “seek and treat” pilot project to combat spread of the once-deadly disease. The program aggressively pursues increased testing for the AIDS virus, so that those found to be infected can be treated with powerful drugs, which dramatically reduce the potency of the disease and chances of transmitting it to others. Read full story here.