Vancouver doctor endorses plan as chief architect of new UN global strategy to fight AIDS (Dr. Julio Montaner)

Vancouver doctor and world-renowned AIDS researcher Dr. Julio Montaner sat in United Nations general assembly in New York on Thursday as the UN endorsed an ambitious new plan to fight the AIDS epidemic globally, and end the epidemic by 2030.

Montaner, director of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, was the chief architect of the so-called 90-90-90 strategy, which was presented to the UN.

“We are making an AIDS-free generation a closer reality all around the world,” US Secretary of State John Kerry told the UNAIDS meeting. “We need to end the era of AIDS, period … We know what to do, we just have to do it.”

Neal Hall reports

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