B.C. residents at risk of contracting HIV turn to online buyer's club to afford pricey lifesaving drug (Dr. Mark Hull)

B.C. residents at risk of contracting HIV. are turning to an online buyer's club to help them afford an anti-HIV drug that costs $1,000 a month and isn't covered by the provincial drug plan.

8 medical breakthroughs Canadians should be proud of (Dr. Julio Montaner)

Canadians are known for hockey, maple syrup and poutine, but what about their contributions to furthering medicine? Turns out, Canada is responsible for handfuls of medical breakthroughs from Pablum to insulin and child-resistant medicine bottles.

Canada 150: Dr. Julio Montaner's AIDS research helped save lives around the world

To mark Canada’s 150th birthday, we are counting down to Canada Day with profiles of 150 noteworthy British Columbians.

Vancouver's Julio Montaner to receive $100,000 Killam Prize for groundbreaking lifetime work in HIV/AIDS research

One of the world's leading HIV/AIDS researchers, who is from Vancouver, will be among this year's recipients of the Killam Prize.

B.C. HIV/AIDS researcher among winners of $100,000 Killam Prize (Dr. Julio Montaner)

Leading HIV/AIDS researcher Julio Montaner is among a group of scientists, writers, doctors and researchers receiving a prestigious prize for brilliant work in fields including health sciences, engineering and humanities.

'His work contributed to saving millions of lives': Trailblazing Canadian HIV/AIDS researcher, 71, dies of an asthma attack while swimming in Florida (Dr. Julio Montaner)

A Canadian HIV/AIDS researcher died of an asthma attack while swimming off a Florida beach on a family vacation.

Pioneering Canadian HIV/AIDS researcher Mark Wainberg dies in Florida (Dr. Julio Montaner)

Mark Wainberg, a Canadian researcher who helped revolutionize the world’s understanding of HIV-AIDS at a scientific, medical and political level, has died unexpectedly.

Opinion: Truly universal care could help end AIDS

The Canadian Association for HIV Research conference, taking place in Montreal, brings together some of the top researchers from across Canada. It comes at a time when we have effective treatments for HIV, transforming it from a death sentence to a manageable condition. Still, there remain glaring gaps in access to treatment, including for people who use drugs.

New anti-HIV pill Odefsey comes to Canada (Dr. Julio Montaner)

A new antiretroviral drug will soon be available to Canadian HIV patients, but it comes with a dose of controversy and likely a daunting price tag

Universal HIV testing could help Saskatchewan reach 'zero cases,' advocates say

Those who work on the front lines of Saskatoon's fight against HIV and AIDS say they would welcome universal testing for the disease, but more supports need to be in place first.


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