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As Latincouver prepares for Carnaval del Sol, it's also launched a year-round Latin American plaza in Gastown (BC-CfE & Dr. Julio Montaner)

There’s no shortage of Latin Americans who’ve helped boost Vancouver’s international reputation and cement the city’s identity. Dr. Julio Montaner came from Argentina in the early 1980s and went on to write more than 800 scientific papers on HIV/AIDS.

B.C. reports initial success with new HIV–prevention prescription program (BC-CfE & Dr. Julio Montaner)

Prior to the first National HIV Testing Day in Canada held today (June 27), the B.C. Ministry of Health reported preliminary success with an HIV–prevention program launched earlier this year.

BC government expanding coverage for HIV pre-exposure throughout the province (BC-CfE)

The Health Ministry is celebrating what they are calling six-months of success in preventing new HIV infections throughout BC.

Drug overdoses continue to kill more than 3 people each day in B.C.: Coroner (VCH)

Illicit drug overdoses have been the culprit behind 620 deaths in B.C. this year, according to the latest statistics from BC Coroners Service.

Celebrating six months of success preventing new HIV infections throughout B.C. (Dr. Julio Montaner)

PEOPLE throughout B.C. are benefiting from expanded coverage for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), as strong uptake for the publicly funded drug continues to grow.

BC leading the way with HIV treatment (BC-CfE & Dr. Julio Montaner)

There are 7,271 B.C. residents living with HIV today.

Over 2,000 people prescribed HIV prevention drug since B.C. fully funded it, health minister says (BC-CfE & Dr. Julio Montaner)

Since the start of 2018, more than 2,000 people have been prescribed a potentially life-saving drug to prevent new HIV infections in B.C.

New Vancouver detox facility creates neighbourhood controversy (SPH)

British Columbia’s largest facility to help people go through withdrawal from drugs and alcohol is proposed for a Vancouver site at the corner of First Avenue and Clark Drive. But the facility, which will also offer housing on the floors above the clinic, has stirred controversy among the renters and homeowners who live adjacent to the site.

St. Paul’s Hospital: an architectural landmark, for now (SPH)

For generations St. Paul’s Hospital has been the among the most prominent and visited properties in Vancouver. The historic Burrard Street location is a key neighbourhood institution and a recognized city landmark. 

Report says alcohol and tobacco have a higher cost to society than illicit drugs (Dr. Mark McLean)

A new report from the University of Victoria says alcohol and tobacco are much more costly addictions for society than illicit drugs.

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