HIV/AIDS

Trudeau marks World AIDS Day, says fight against HIV can be won

The government plans on spending $3.5 million more on AIDS research, Health Minister Jane Philpott says.

This Is the Way to Beat AIDS (Dr. Julio Montaner)

This week's International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference, hosted in Vancouver for the first time in nearly two decades, marks yet another milestone. The gold standard in HIV treatment (highly active antiretroviral therapy or HAART) was first introduced at the 1996 Vancouver IAS Conference. This was a pivotal moment, when HIV infection became a chronic manageable condition.

HIV/AIDS specialist advocates sweeping approach to battle against hepatitis C (Dr. Julio Montaner)

Could hepatitis C be the next communicable disease to come under a targeted attack in B.C.?

Pope Francis endorses pioneering work of HIV-AIDS researcher (Dr. Julio Montaner)

Pope Francis has given the ‘thumbs up’ to the ground-breaking work of a leading Argentinian-Canadian doctor who pioneered the use of Antiretroviral drugs to treat and prevent HIV infections.

B.C. medical researchers offer treatment by prevention for hepatitis C (Dr. Julio Montaner)

While stressing there is still work to be done when it comes to fighting HIV/AIDS — other provinces have not seen the same progress as B.C., and rates remain high in some First Nations communities — Dr. Montaner said one area he is watching is treatment of hepatitis C.

B.C. government recognizes Dr. Julio Montaner for leadership in the field of HIV and AIDS

On behalf of the Government of B.C., Minister of Health Terry Lake recognized the ongoing and lifelong leadership of Dr. Julio Montaner

Dr. Julio Montaner nominated to Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Prestigious honour recognizes significant contributions and achievements by
Dr. Montaner in the field of HIV/AIDS

United Nations embraces BC—HIV/AIDS control strategy (Dr. Julio Montaner)

On Thursday, UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson announced 90-90-90, a new strategy to end AIDS.

Peer Navigation Program at the John Ruedy Immunodeficiency Clinic (IDC)

Did you know that St. Paul’s Hospital has a Peer Navigation program run in partnership with Positive Living Society of BC for those newly diagnosed with HIV and people living with HIV in need emotional support or community referrals? It is the first and only program of its kind in Canada. We spoke with Glen Bradford, Manager of the Peer Navigation Program to learn more.

Providence’s BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS signs memorandum of understanding with the Queensland Government

Queensland and the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS are joining forces to conquer HIV/AIDS.

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