Routine HIV testing to be offered to all hospital patients in Port Alberni (St. Paul's Hospital)

Patients admitted to the Port Alberni hospital will now have an option to have their blood tested for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

Why Aren’t the Federal Parties Talking About the Indigenous AIDS Crisis? (Dr. Julio Montaner)

In parts of Canada, HIV is more prevalent than it is in some countries in Africa.

The Pope Should Visit Atlanta to Address the U.S. HIV Crisis (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

Pope Francis sent a message of hope to the International AIDS Society’s 8th Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention this past summer. He told participants, “that all advances in pharmacology, treatment, and research will be matched by a firm commitment to promote the integral development of each person as a beloved child of God.”

B.C. doctor urges federal parties to back AIDS-treatment target (Dr. Julio Montaner)

A B.C. HIV/AIDS pioneer who has helped establish a standard of care for treatment and prevention that is used worldwide is calling on the leaders of Canada’s federal parties to endorse an ambitious global target for fighting AIDS.

Julio Montaner: Open letter to Stephen Harper calling for endorsement of HIV/AIDS global target

September 22, 2015 

Dear Prime Minister,

It gives me great pleasure to report that our 90-90-90 Target will be further considered as the strategy for the global control of HIV/AIDS, as part of the agenda on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) this September 27th, at a Special Session within the 2015 UN General Assembly (UNGASS) in New York City.

Women with HIV face higher rates of certain cancers: B.C. study (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

Woman living with HIV face elevated risk of certain cancers, a new British Columbia study has found.

Canadian Researchers Receive Over $750,000 to Further HIV and AIDS Discover

Today the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) announced their grant allocations for HIV and AIDS research that will help us better understand the virus and work to ultimately end AIDS. As the largest charitable funder of HIV research in Canada, CANFAR is providing $765,000 to fund innovative Canadian studies that are impacting the lives of Canadians and millions of people globally. The past 30 years have seen incredible research advancements, and now is the time for Canadians to support and push forward in hopes of creating an AIDS-free future.

Julio Montaner on the Last 20 Years in HIV Research (Video)

Fred Schaich of IFARA spoke with Julio Montaner, M.D., director of the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, about changes in HIV research and implementation of that research during the past two decades. The 1996 International AIDS Conference in Vancouver, B.C., saw the emergence of triple drug therapy as an effective way to treat HIV infection. Nineteen years later in the same city, that treatment has proven to keep the spread of the disease in check. Treatment as prevention is “Science 101,” as Montaner put it: “If there is virus, you transmit. If there is no virus detectable, you don't transmit.”

Methadone Reduces Risk Of Spreading HIV; Regular Testing & Early Treatment Can Eradicate The Disease By 2030? (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

The announcement during the AIDS conference in Vancouver last month may not be new to everybody. Despite the lack of proof, many believed that early treatment for HIV is better compared to a delayed one.

Dr. Julio Montaner speaks about Panama adopting Treatment as Prevention strategy


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