HIV/AIDS

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. 

Dr. Julio Montaner on the war against AIDS

Dr. Montaner, who pioneered the AIDS cocktail, says people with HIV still face stigma and persecution, even in Canada.

These medical students want to give PrEP to all the wrong people (Dr. Julio Montaner)

Medical students in the US are less willing to prescribe PrEP to men who are at highest risk for HIV infection, according to a recent study.

People who maintain an undetectable viral load cannot transmit HIV says BC's Julio Montaner

I was recently present at McGill University in Montreal to hear Dr Julio Montaner speak about Treatment as Prevention (TasP). 

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