HIV/AIDS

New addiction medication Vivitrol studied in Vancouver (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

A new drug that could dramatically improve outcomes for people who are addicted to opioids or alcohol is being tested in Vancouver.

Internationally renowned AIDS trailblazer given cold shoulder by native Canada (Dr. Julio Montaner)

Dr. Julio Montaner is hailed worldwide for his critical contribution to combatting the spread of HIV/AIDS. His aggressive treatment methods are in the forefront in Africa, in Brazil, in China and in Europe. But what does he get from Canada's political leaders, outside his own province of British Columbia? A big, fat, collective cold shoulder.

Interview: China looks to Canadian province in fight against HIV/AIDS (Dr. Julio Montaner)

China is looking to Canada's Pacific coast province of British Columbia for cooperation in the fight against HIV/AIDS, as the latter has become successful and experienced in dealing with spread of the deadly virus and disease.

Video: Conversations that Matter — Successful treatment strategies to fight HIV/AIDS (Dr. Julio Montaner)

This week, Dr. Julio Montaner of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS discusses the successful treatment strategies adopted by the centre.

Turning the Tide: A strategic battle against HIV/AIDS (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

Dr. Bohdan Nosyk, cell phone clasped to one ear, impatiently waits outside the Comox Street entranceway to Vancouver’s St. Paul’s Hospital.

Make HAART therapy universally accessible to those living with HIV (Dr. Julio Montaner)

Twenty years ago, when I was treating a patient who was HIV-infected, I would have to advise them of personal considerations such as shortened life span and risk of transmitting the virus to sexual partners or during childbirth.

AIDS Vancouver honours three more Red Ribbon award recipients (St. Paul's Hospital)

At an open house on World AIDS Day (December 1), AIDS Vancouver honoured three individuals for their contributions and dedication to the HIV movement.

Opinion: Made-in-Canada AIDS strategy a blueprint for health care sustainability (Dr. Julio Montaner)

The national AIDS strategy is nearly a decade old and desperately needs updating.

Vancouver doctor warns of hepatitis C "tsunami" among baby boomers (Dr. Julio Montaner)

The doctor who’s been at the forefront of B.C.’s pioneering, globally imitated battle against HIV and AIDS for the past three decades is now turning his attention to another looming heath crisis — an estimated 80,000 people in B.C. infected with hepatitis C.

World AIDS Day marked in British Columbia, and around the world (Dr. Julio Montaner)

People around the world marked World AIDS Day on Monday.

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