Battle to beat AIDS offers lessons in fighting opioid crisis (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)
When asked what title she’d prefer for this story, Valerie Nicholson laughed and said, “Grandmother, first and foremost.”
It makes everything she explained later all that more powerful.
Nicholson, now a peer researcher with B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, was homeless and addicted on the streets of Vancouver a decade ago.
Ashley Wadhwani reports
Tiko Kerr, Vancouver Artist and patient of Dr. Julio Montaner