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Free daily pill latest tool to prevent spread of HIV in BC (Dr. Julio Montaner)

The province is adding a new tool in the battle to eliminate HIV.

Abandoned baby saved at Edmonton hospital (Christopher De Bono, St. Paul's Hospital)

A safe-haven program called Angel Cradle, operated by Covenant Health, may have saved a newborn baby’s life.

Order of Canada list announced: A guide to who's being honoured (Dr. Robert Hogg, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

The Globe and Mail reports on the latest appointments to the Order of Canada.

BC will now offer a daily drug that prevents HIV — for free (Dr. Julio Montaner)

In just a few days, gay and bisexual men in British Columbia, and others at risk of contracting HIV, will have free access to a drug that significantly reduces the risk of getting infected.

Preventive medication for HIV will be free in B.C., starting January 1 (Dr. Julio Montaner)

Health Minister Adrian Dix has responded to concerns in the LGBT community that his government isn't doing enough to prevent HIV infections.

B.C. approves coverage of HIV-blocking drug for high-risk groups (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

Activists are applauding the B.C. government for approving coverage of an HIV-prevention drug for those at high-risk of infection.

'We've been waiting for this for a long time': B.C. to fund HIV prevention drug (Dr. Julio Montaner)

People at high risk of becoming infected with the HIV virus will soon be able to access free medication to protect against it. Starting on Jan. 1, the province of British Columbia will cover the costs of pre-exposure prophylaxis treatment, also known as PrEP and involving the drug Truvada, for at-risk patients. The groundbreaking treatment that protects against HIV was developed in B.C., but its high cost made it inaccessible to many — until now.

B.C. offers free HIV prevention treatment to high-risk patients (Dr. Julio Montaner)

Starting Jan. 1, the province will begin offering a powerful HIV prevention treatment for free through the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS to high-risk individuals who ask for it, Health Minister Adrian Dix said Thursday.

Angel cradle at Edmonton hospital may have saved baby's life (St. Paul's Hospital)

A safe-haven program called angel cradle may have saved a baby's life earlier this year, a Covenant Health spokesperson says.

Woman calls for 'angel cradles' in Calgary after newborn found dead in parking lot (St. Paul's Hospital)

A Calgary mother is calling for the introduction of safe drop sites for unwanted babies after she heard about an abandoned newborn found dead in one of the city’s parking lots earlier this week.


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