HIV/AIDS

This Vancouver doctor has literally saved millions of lives (Dr. Julio Montaner)

Downtown at St Paul’s Hospital there’s an office full of papers, notes, awards, photos of the occupant with various heads of state, and a fair few coffee mugs.

People living longer with HIV, but First Nations, drug users, women with disease lag behind (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

A new study shows Canadians being treated for HIV can expect to live longer. But some groups are lagging behind.

B.C. study finds making methadone accessible slashes HIV transmission (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

Increasing access to methadone treatment through primary-care doctors and pharmacies significantly cuts the spread of HIV, according to research involving Vancouver residents addicted to opioids.

Methadone reduces HIV risk: Vancouver study (Dr. Keith Ahamad)

Methadone users are four times less likely to contract HIV compared to their counterparts that haven’t participated in the opiate replacement therapy, according to a new medical study out of Vancouver.

Expert urges national plan to improve HIV treatment (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

A new study has found that Canadians diagnosed with HIV are living longer than ever, but continued inequalities in life expectancy across the country have one researcher calling for a national HIV/AIDS strategy.

Life spans of Canadians with HIV shows big jump (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

A new study finds that Canadians diagnosed with HIV are living about 16 years longer than they were in 2000.

Study: HIV-Positive Canadians Living Longer (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

A new study has found that Canadians diagnosed with HIV are living longer than ever, but continued inequalities in life expectancy across the country have one researcher calling for a national HIV/AIDS strategy.

Vancouver’s Dr. Peter Centre weighs in on study on HIV life expectancy rates (BC Centre for HIV/AIDS)

A new study suggests Canadians with HIV receiving antiretroviral treatment can now expect to live as long as 65 years.

Life expectancy of HIV-positive Canadians rises to 65 years: study (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

A new study provides more evidence that an HIV diagnosis is no longer the all-but-certain death sentence of years past.

HIV rates in vulnerable men to be studied with $6.5M grant (Dr. Robert Hogg, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

A SFU researcher is receiving a $6.5 million grant for his study on HIV rates among men who have sex with men. 

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