Editorial: B.C. exemplary in AIDS fight (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

British Columbia’s record of combating AIDS has been recognized internationally, and its policies are being adopted by countries around the world, but not by the Canadian government. Ottawa should create and implement national strategies on HIV/AIDS, using B.C.’s policies as a template. 

Mother-to-child HIV transmission almost eliminated in Canada (Dr. Joel Singer)

Canada has almost entirely ended mother-to-child HIV transmission, thanks to increased screenings and treatment during pregnancy, researchers said Wednesday.

Landmark case holds promise for HIV treatment (Dr. Julio Montaner)

A French teenager, in remission from HIV despite stopping treatment yearsago, has “bolstered the scientific case for initiating HIV treatment soon after diagnosis” that will go a long way in effectively fighting the deadly virus, experts have said.

HIV treatment has social, socioeconomic benefits, as well as improved health (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

While the health benefits of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV are well documented, less is known about possible secondary benefits.

Supportive housing key in battling HIV, study says (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

Setting up Vancouver’s homeless HIV patients with supportive housing could dramatically increase the number who stick with anti-retroviral drugs that can reduce the disease to undetectable levels and prevent transmission to others, according to a new study presented on Tuesday at an international HIV/AIDS conference.

Opioid Substitution Saves Lives of HIV-Positive Drug Users

The introduction of opioid agonist therapy — also known as methadone maintenance treatment — has led to a dramatic decrease in HIV- and drug-related mortality in HIV-positive injection drug users, researchers report.

Groundbreaking BC research into HIV-AIDS

A major HIV-Aids conference in Vancouver is also a celebration of the ground-breaking BC research that has helped end the world-wide epidemic. Elaine Yong reports.Today’s News Hour on Global BC Health Headlines brought to you by Pharmasave.

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Start HIV Treatment Without Delay: Study (Dr. Julio Montaner)

A long-standing question in HIV care has been answered: triple-drug therapy should begin as soon as possible.

Dr. Wood talks HIV treatment and prevention

Studies Confirm That Early Drugs Halt AIDS, Prevent Spread (Dr. Julio Montaner)

Two big studies detailed Monday confirm that earlier treatment for the AIDS virus not only keeps people healthy, but prevents them from infecting others.


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