Vancouver teenager makes progress in HIV prevention
A 15-year-old high school student has gotten a head start on her scientific career by developing an early-stage HIV infection test.
Simon Fraser University said the test designed by Nicole Ticea is “nearly as simple as a pregnancy test” and could be invaluable in remote parts of the world, particularly Africa.
The development earned Ticea, a student at York House independent school, first place in the B.C. Regional Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada.
Jeremy Nuttall Reports