HIV/AIDS

British Columbia, China to collaborate in fight against HIV-AIDS

A made-in-B.C. strategy in the fight against HIV-AIDS is gaining international traction. British Columbia and China are uniting in the global fight against the disease with the establishment of a new research fellowship that will bring top Chinese scientists to Vancouver to work with researchers at the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV-AIDS.

Outstanding Canadian achievements recognized for life changing healthcare innovations

The Rx&D Health Research Foundation has proudly awarded its prestigious Medal of Honour to two worthy nominees. Dr. Julio Montaner and the Honourable Kelvin K. Ogilvie received the Medal of Honour for their outstanding contributions to health sciences and public health innovation during a ceremony held in Montreal today. The ceremony was co-hosted with Prix Galien Canada.

Thirty years of AIDS timeline

1982

The first people with AIDS symptoms show up at St. Paul’s Hospital. The B.C. Cancer Agency establishes a committee of physicians concerned about AIDS.

1983

February: A handful of gay men form a self-help, education and advocacy group called AIDS Vancouver. It is the first AIDS group in Canada.

BC-CfE at St. Paul's Hospital to lead new HIV fellowship program with China

New HIV Treatment as Prevention fellowship will bring B.C. research and innovation to China

Momentum builds globally as France and Brazil adopt Treatment as Prevention

Add Brazil to the growing list of countries to officially embrace the HIV Treatment as Prevention (TasP) strategy.

Dr. Julio Montaner recognized for life-changing HIV innovations

Dr. Julio Montaner has been awarded the Rx&D Health Research Foundation’s prestigious Medal of Honour for outstanding contributions to health sciences and public health innovation.

The HRF Medal of Honour was presented to Dr. Montaner during a ceremony held in Montreal Tuesday, November 20, co-hosted with Prix Galien Canada.

China joins forces with British Columbia to conquer HIV/AIDS

Government of B.C. signs memorandum of understanding between China and the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS to St. Paul’s Hospital to support Treatment as Prevention expansion

Government of B.C. signs memorandum of understanding between China and the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS to St. Paul’s Hospital to support Treatment as Prevention expansion

Providence and patients file constitutional challenge to Federal Government's decision

Providence and five patients launched a constitutional challenge to overturn a recent decision by the federal government that prevents the delivery of life-saving treatment to vulnerable addictions patients.

Providence and five patients launched a constitutional challenge to overturn a recent decision by the federal government that prevents the delivery of life-saving treatment to vulnerable addictions patients.

International Analysis: Prevention via Treatment

The rate of new HIV infections has decreased dramatically in the past decade, but millions of people who are infected remain untreated. Pioneering HIV/AIDS researcher Julio Montaner argues that if those people get the treatment they need, transmission of the virus can be stopped.

World leading addiction experts highlight fundamental cause of poor addiction care

Vancouver, BC [October 22, 2013] — North America’s leading addiction experts point to a lack of physician education in Addiction Medicine as a key contributor to high rates of untreated addiction and related harms.

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