HIV ‘chronic’ but ‘manageable’: expert (Dr. Julio Montaner)
HIV is no longer a death sentence in B.C.
While experts view it as a “chronic manageable condition,” stigma and an increase in non-AIDS-related illness and mortality remain a concern.
That’s why on Dec. 1 — to coincide with World AIDS Day — Dr. Julio Montaner, director of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, will unveil his group’s “Healthy Aging with HIV” initiative to boost the longevity of people living with HIV.
Stefania Seccia reports.
Tiko Kerr, Vancouver Artist and patient of Dr. Julio Montaner