Vancouver teenager makes progress in HIV prevention

A 15-year-old high school student has gotten a head start on her scientific career by developing an early-stage HIV infection test.

Simon Fraser University said the test designed by Nicole Ticea is “nearly as simple as a pregnancy test” and could be invaluable in remote parts of the world, particularly Africa.

The development earned Ticea, a student at York House independent school, first place in the B.C. Regional Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada.

Jeremy Nuttall Reports

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