Conversations That Matter - Episode 11 - Dr. Julio Montaner
This week’s Conversation that Matters features Dr. Julio Montaner of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS.
Dr. Montaner points out that British Columbia was the first jurisdiction in the world that would make HIV/AIDS treatment free. He also details how the drug combination known as the cocktail was developed in BC and lead to a treatment as a prevention strategy that has since been adopted by the World Health Organization and numerous governments and the Clinton Foundation.
Despite the success of the HAART or highly active antiretroviral therapy the Government of Canada has not adopted the protocol.
Stuart McNish reports