'It's a good problem to have': HIV patients face age-related ailments (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)
Two decades ago, Dr. Julio Montaner’s biggest concern for people with HIV was keeping them alive.
Today, the director of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS says he is grateful to be treating HIV-positive patients with age-related ailments.
“It’s a good problem to have,” he told Metro. “I was always hopeful and optimistic that one day we were going to find a way to deal with this issue better than when all of this started. Those were very devastating days. Today, not only are we talking about stopping people from getting AIDS, but we’re talking about them having families and allowing them to live a normal life.”
Thandi Fletcher reports.
Angela White, St. Paul's Hospital Volunteer