Dr. Julio Montaner: Vancouver AIDS researcher takes a global perspective
When Dr. Julio Montaner came to Vancouver in the 1980s, HIV was a death sentence for those who contracted it and AIDS was becoming a devastating global disease.
But it was respiratory disease that interested the young doctor and it took some clever coaxing to turn Montaner’s focus to HIV.
Three decades of pioneering work later, Montaner and those he has worked with along the way have given the world a very real shot at ending the AIDS pandemic by 2030.
Matthew Robinson reports.
Tiko Kerr, Vancouver Artist and patient of Dr. Julio Montaner