HIV rates in vulnerable men to be studied with $6.5M grant (Dr. Robert Hogg, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)
A SFU researcher is receiving a $6.5 million grant for his study on HIV rates among men who have sex with men.
Robert Hogg says HIV rates in that vulnerable population have remained the same while other groups in the province have seen a marked decrease in infections.
HIV infection rates have gone down dramatically in B.C. since the height of the HIV epidemic in the mid 1990s. According to Hogg, a senior investigator at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, the annual infection rate two decades ago was in the 700 to 800 range and now that number has dropped to less than 300 in recent years.
The Early Edition reports