HIV treatment drug could be effective preventative tool: study (Canadian HIV Trials Network)

A drug used here as part of treatment for people infected with HIV could be used as an effective preventative tool, claim the authors of a new study by the CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network.

Toolkit for Change: How Surprising Coalitions Trigger Social Shifts (Dr. Julio Montaner)

Like many at my local video shop, I spent too much of last year watching Borgen, the Danish political drama not available on Netflix.

Island Health expands blood collection program (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

Island Health plans to expand services to those living with blood-borne diseases such as HIV and AIDS, as well as preventive measures for those at-risk.

B.C. treatment as prevention strategy gains ground on HIV/AIDS (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

The number of people becoming newly infected with HIV and those dying of AIDS-related causes have both plummeted in British Columbia, thanks largely to the widespread use of antiretrovirals.

Researchers delve into HIV-infected population’s aging risks (Dr. Julio Montaner)

Faced with an aging HIV-infected population, international researchers are trying to understand whether the virus or the medications that treat it may accelerate aging.

Canada urgently needs an updated AIDS strategy (Dr. Julio Montaner)

Being recognized with the Order of Canada represents a great honour that fills me with gratitude and encourages me to continue the work we initiated three decades ago to control and eventually defeat the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

Dr. Julio Montaner, Director of the BC-CfE, Appointed to Order of Canada

The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) is proud to announce Dr. Julio Montaner, director of the BC-CfE, has been recognized by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, as an Officer of the Order of Canada. The honour is in recognition of Dr. Montaner’s contributions to establishing the global standard of care for HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention, and for his leadership in the international HIV/AIDS research community.

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.’s Julio Montaner, Wally Buono named to Order of Canada

World-renowned HIV/AIDS researcher Julio Montaner and BC Lions general manager Wally Buono are two of six British Columbians named to the Order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian honour.

Julio Montaner, Jack Austin, Joanne Sullivan Douglas, Olav Slaymaker, Barry Downs enter Order of Canada

Five Vancouver residents have joined the illustrious club known as the Order of Canada.


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