B.C AIDS group wants federal action (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)
The director of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS finds the Conservative government’s lack of support for a national strategy this election disturbing.
Since publishing an open letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper Sept. 22, asking for them to endorse the United Nations HIV/AIDS strategy, Dr. Julio Montaner has renewed his call.
Montaner has written to the federal government each year since the introduction of Treatment as Prevention in 2006 — calling for the strategy to be implemented in all of Canada. B.C. is the only province to do so despite spikes in cases in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ottawa.
Stephanie Seccia reports.
Tiko Kerr, Vancouver Artist and patient of Dr. Julio Montaner