B.C. researchers on the leading edge of the fight against HIV/AIDS (Dr. Julio Montaner)

Sixteen-year-old Nicole Ticea has wasted no time in throwing her considerable brains into the fight against AIDS.

The Vancouver high school student has launched her own company to develop a low-cost HIV test designed to give early-stage proof of whether a person has been infected with the AIDS virus.

Dr. Julio Montaner, director of the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and conference co-chair, says B.C. has developed a strategy that can beat the epidemic if the world’s governments make the financial commitment.

Paul Luke reports.

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