HIV/AIDS

'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.

Affordable, Universal Health Care Can Help End AIDS — Just Ask Canada (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

Recently, in a Canadian hospital in British Columbia, the province where I live and work, an older man who was suffering from fatigue and post-operative issues was given an HIV test. He wasn’t a member of a high-risk group, but testing for HIV is now standard in many hospitals here.

Battle to beat AIDS offers lessons in fighting opioid crisis (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

When asked what title she’d prefer for this story, Valerie Nicholson laughed and said, “Grandmother, first and foremost.”

New research centre aims to treat HIV/AIDS, viral Hepatitis, and addiction (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

A project aiming to end the spread of HIV/AIDS, along with viral Hepatitis and addictions is expanding their work.

Pearson College TEDx event features international flavour (Dr. M.J. Milloy)

Students from Pearson College and hundreds of guests from the local community and online put their heads together recently during a TEDx event hosted at the school in Metchosin.

‘Negligible’ HIV risk from people in treatment, new campaign proclaims (Dr. Julio Montaner)

“Hey guys!” proclaimed a recent Facebook post from the Health Initiative for Men (HIM). “Well, we're making it official: U=U! … UNDETECTABLE=UNINFECTIOUS!”

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