PrEP is now approved in Canada. What happens now? (Dr. Julio Montaner)

With an anticlimactic shuffle of paperwork, Health Canada quietly added a paragraph to the online documentation for Truvada on Feb 28, 2016, opening the door to a new era of HIV prevention in Canada.

It’s a moment that doctors, scientists and activists concerned with gay men’s health have been anxiously awaiting for years.

Dr Julio Montaner, a venerable Canadian HIV researcher and the director of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV and AIDS, laughs off the idea that doctors would read the guidelines so literally.

Niko Bell reports.

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