HIV/AIDS

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!”

Trudeau marks World AIDS Day, says fight against HIV can be won

The government plans on spending $3.5 million more on AIDS research, Health Minister Jane Philpott says.

UBC research helping to improve HIV treatment around the world (Dr. David Moore)

If you see red ribbons around campus next week, don’t mistake them for early Christmas decorations. Chances are they were put up to raise awareness for World AIDS Day which has been held on December 1 since 1988. 

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