People who maintain an undetectable viral load cannot transmit HIV says BC's Julio Montaner
I was recently present at McGill University in Montreal to hear Dr Julio Montaner speak about Treatment as Prevention (TasP).
For those who are not aware, Dr. Montaner is a well known Argentinian-born Canadian physician, professor, researcher and a strong advocate for people living with HIV. He is the Director of theBritish Columbia Center for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, the chair in AIDS Research and Head of the Division of AIDS in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia and the past president of the International AIDS Society. He is the Director of the John Ruedy Immunodeficiency Clinic and the Physician Program Director for HIV/AIDS at Providence Health Center.
One of his most important accomplishments has been in the development of ART, originally a triple drug cocktail which he worked on and implemented in 1996 to stop HIV from progressing into AIDS, which in turn extended life span and reduced HIV related deaths.