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'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.

Roundhouse Radio interviews St. Paul's Hospital dietitian Sinead Feeney

Roundhouse Radio interviews St. Paul's Hospital registered dietitian Sinead Feeney about eating healthy in the new year.

UBC researcher says massive asthma study could lead to new treatments (Dr. Denise Daley)

A University of British Columbia researcher says the results of a massive asthma study could lead to new ways of treating or even preventing the disease.

B.C. health official calls for safe and common opioid in vending machines (Crosstown Clinic)

Making a safe opioid available in vending machines may be the next harm reduction tool to fight the deadly overdose epidemic, says the executive medical director of the B.C. Centre for Disease Control.

Vancouver's overdose crisis, one year later (St. Paul's Hospital, Crosstown Clinic)

December 2016 is seared into the memory of people who live or work with people from the Downtown Eastside, the epicentre of B.C.’s opioid overdose crisis.

Remembering Christine: These are who Lights of Hope shine for (St. Paul's Foundation)

When Christine Chuk was killed in a car accident this past April, her colleagues at St. Paul’s Hospital were devastated.

Giving Back: St. Paul’s Hospital staff in Guatemala

A team of medical volunteers from BC with the organization “Health 4 Humanity” travel to South America, performing hundreds of much-needed surgeries there.


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