Special AIDS ward no longer needed at St. Paul's Hospital

A Vancouver hospital ward once so stigmatized it was only referred to by code name is shedding its past thanks to a steady reduction of AIDS cases.

Premier Christy Clark has said Ward 10C at St. Paul’s Hospital will no longer be dedicated to the disease because it’s not needed.

She says the ward is being repurposed from a place where patients went expecting to die to a treatment centre for a chronic, manageable, long-term illness.

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