HIV/AIDS

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.

HIV/AIDS series: Thousands in BC infected and don’t know it

Thousands of people in BC — including as many as 200 on Vancouver Island — are infected with HIV and don’t know it. The BC Ministry of Health is concerned that about 3,500 people unaware they have the virus might infect others and delay their own treatment.

HIV/AIDS series: BC a leader in offering free tests, treatment to reduce HIV cases

B.C. leads the country in tackling HIV, but experts worry the lack of a nationwide strategy puts all Canadians at a higher risk of contracting the infection. If HIV were avian flu, Ottawa would mandate a national strategy to fight it, said Dr. Julio Montaner, director of the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS.

Evidence trumps ideology over public health benefits of Insite

It has been nearly 10 years since Insite, Vancouver’s supervised injection site opened and two years since the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously determined that it should remain open to protect public health.

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