HIV/AIDS

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. 

SFU researcher awarded grant to study HIV among vulnerable populations (Dr. Robert Hogg)

SFU health sciences researcher Robert Hogg has been awarded a $6.5-million grant to identify ongoing health inequities among vulnerable HIV-positive populations in B.C. and the rest of Canada.

Vancouver's treatment as prevention success is also due to harm reduction and addiction treatment (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

“We talk a lot about the success of treatment as prevention in Vancouver, but we always need to make sure people understand that this requires an integration of various approaches,” Dr Evan Wood of the University of British Columbia said in a plenary presentation to the Eighth International AIDS Society Conference (IAS 2015) in Vancouver, Canada, last week.

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