HIV/AIDS

Vancouver HIV-AIDS meeting seen as step towards goal of ending pandemic by 2030 (Dr. Julio Montaner)

More than 6,000 international experts on HIV-AIDS will gather in Vancouver this weekend to share the latest scientific advances in the fight to eradicate the disease, which first emerged almost 35 years ago and exploded into a global pandemic.

How antiretroviral drugs can suppress HIV, one pill at a time (Dr. Julio Montaner)

One afternoon last week, CDs, clothes, tools – as well as sex and drugs – were for sale on the sidewalks of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside neighbourhood, the pungent scent of marijuana hanging in the air and stench of urine wafting out of alleys.

Early Treatment Trial to Headline AIDS Conference (Dr. Julio Montaner)

Evidence presented at the 8th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference could lead to a tipping point in how and when to treat HIV, according to conference cochair Julio Montaner, MD, director of the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS in Vancouver, Canada.

Dan Werb of Woodhands Awarded $1.5 Million Grant for HIV/AIDS Research (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

It's notoriously difficult to make money as a musician, but Woodhands/Ark Analog player Dan Werb has attracted a lot of well-meaning funds in his career as an epidemiologist. The Canadian electro-pop musician just got a $1.5 million U.S. research grant for his work in preventing the spread of drug addiction and HIV/AIDS. 

bioLytical to Present Findings of Early HIV Detection (Dr. Julio Montaner)

bioLytical Laboratories Inc. announced today that its abstract highlighting early HIV detection using INSTI HIV-1/HIV-2 Antibody Test was accepted for presentation at the 8th Annual International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention in Vancouver. The results will be presented Wednesday, July 22nd from 1:00 pm to 2:00pm Pacific Standard Time at the poster discussion on Novel Programmatic Approaches for Diagnostics.

The HIV epidemic can be stopped (Dr. Julio Montaner)

As scientists prepare to meet in Vancouver, Canada, for the annual meeting of the International AIDS Society (IAS) on 19–22 July, many argue that the end of the AIDS epidemic could be in sight. A mass of convincing data, they say, shows that the universal roll-out of antiretroviral treatment provides a means to stop HIV — but only if the world acts fast.

HIV/AIDS scientist gets $1.5m US to study addiction in Vancouver and five other cities (Dan Werb, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

A Canadian scientist has been awarded a $1.5-million-US research grant for a new five-year project to examine ways of preventing injection drug use and the spread of addiction.

New HIV/AIDS research clinic opens doors in Vancouver (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS has been behind some of the biggest breakthroughs in treatment and care for HIV patients – and today – the fight against the disease got another valuable resource. Grace He explains.

Company pledges $1 million for UBC to study marijuana's effect on HIV (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

A company vying for a licence to produce and sell medical marijuana has pledged $1 million to a University of British Columbia researcher studying pot's potential for treating HIV-AIDS.

UBC researcher gets $1-million grant to study link between pot, HIV/AIDS (M-J Milloy, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

A University of B.C. researcher who recently found that daily pot use might help fight HIV/AIDS is getting a $1-million grant from a commercial cannabis grower, which could lead to more clinical evidence for doctors skeptical of a drug still outlawed in Canada.

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