HIV/AIDS

Women More Likely to Get Sub-Par HIV-AIDS Treatment Than Men, BC Study Finds

British Columbian researchers have found that women with HIV-AIDS are more likely than men to receive sub-standard care and treatment, putting them at higher risk of death or transmission to others. The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV-AIDS conducted two studies to try to find out why the number of new cases of HIV-AIDS among women has been trending upwards.

 

Innovative Vancouver addiction medicine program receives international accreditation

St. Paul’s Hospital Goldcorp Fellowship in Addiction Medicine will be the first in Western Canada to be accredited by American Board of Addiction Medicine

British Columbia launches plan to fight against viral hepatitis based on HIV model

The plan to wipe out HIV infection by British Columbia health experts was so successful, they're trying to replicate the idea for the treatment of viral hepatitis. Concern about viral hepatitis is primarily in immigrant populations, according to Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid, who announced $1.9 million in new provincial funding this week. She said it's common for people who come to Canada from other countries with less preventive vaccines to have viral hepatitis without knowing it - even those in their “prime.” 

Dr. Julio Montaner, Director, B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

From the 2013 Influencer Index: This doctor from Argentina has changed the face of HIV/AIDS treatment since moving to B.C. This Argentinian transplant arrived in B.C. for a post-doctoral fellowship at UBC just as the HIV/AIDS epidemic detonated in the early 1980s. In his three decades in the province, Dr. Julio Montaner has helped remove the disease’s stigma and saved millions of lives.

Business in Vancouver Recognizes Two Providence Health Care Medical Staff

VANCOUVER, DECEMBER 14, 2012 – Business in Vancouver (BIV) has named two Providence Health Care (PHC) medical staff among its 2012 “Forty under 40” winners.

Each year, BIV highlights the achievements of BC's outstanding entrepreneurs, executives, managers and professionals in public or private business and non-profit sectors under the age of 40.  The magazine recognized Drs. Carl Brown and Evan Wood this year.

Vancouver can CHANGE HIVSTORY:The beginning of the end of HIV

Vancouver has reached a tipping point in the battle against HIV.  It has the treatments, the expertise and the testing available to spur “the beginning of the end of HIV,” according to a new campaign launched this summer.

Results of aggressive 'seek and treat' program earn funding

An AIDS-free generation is “now in our sights,” BC Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid said Friday, as she announced a $19.9-million expansion of the province’s landmark “seek and treat” pilot project to combat spread of the once-deadly disease.

B.C. rolls out provincial program to combat HIV/AIDS

On the eve of World AIDS Day, Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid announced $19.9 million in annual funding for the provincial expansion of a successful pilot program that reduces HIV transmission by ensuring those living with HIV have access to the best care and treatment.

Vancouver Coastal Health & Providence Health Care Aim to Change the Course of "HIVstory"

Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence Health Care unveiled a bold new campaign today to stop HIV in Vancouver. CHANGE HIVSTORY makes Vancouver the epicentre of a movement that will change history: the beginning of the end of HIV

Canadian Political Leaders Urged to Sign the Washington D.C. Declaration to End the AIDS Epidemic

Dr. Julio Montaner, director of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) and Past-President of the International AIDS Society, is calling government to join him in signing a declaration to end the AIDS epidemic

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