It's time to test everyone in Canada for HIV/AIDS, says Dr. Julio Montaner
The best way to eliminate HIV and AIDS in Canada is to test everyone for the virus, regardless of whether they are at risk or not, according to one of the world's leading experts on the disease.
Dr. Julio Montaner, the director of British Columbia's Centre for Excellence in HIV and AIDS, says that in B.C. alone, 2,000 of the 15,000 people with HIV/AIDS don't even know they're infected and so are more likely to spread the virus.
“What we have come to recognize is that there are pockets of people who are HIV infected who are not aware … not only that they're not infected, but not aware of their risk of HIV infection.”
CBC News reports.