Canada 150: Dr. Julio Montaner's AIDS research helped save lives around the world
To mark Canada’s 150th birthday, we are counting down to Canada Day with profiles of 150 noteworthy British Columbians.
As Dr. Julio Montaner says, he never chose to go into AIDS prevention and research. It chose him.
In 1981, he came to Vancouver to do post-doctoral work at the University of B.C. He did that to earn the credentials so he could work alongside his father, Dr. Julio Gonzalez Montaner, a pulmonary specialist and tuberculosis expert in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Montaner wanted to work with him in public health.
Kevin Griffin reports