BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

New technology for HIV/AIDS treatment introduced in Canada

The British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV /AIDS at St. Paul's Hospital is pioneering new technology from PHEMI Health Systems and SAP AG for treatment of HIV/AIDS. 

“We're changing the face of treatment for HIV and AIDS,” said Dr. Julio Montaner, director of the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. “This technology will be invaluable to the lives of our patients. We will be able to quickly treat patients by delivering personalized medicine based on their unique strain of the virus.”

Panama becomes latest country to adopt B.C.-developed HIV strategy

Photograph by: SAMUEL KUBANI , AFP/Getty Images

Panama has become the latest country to adopt B.C.’s HIV Treatment as Prevention strategy.

China, France and Brazil have already signed on to the made-in-B.C. strategy, and U.S. cities including New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. are adopting it as well.

Ottawa overrules health officials on Vancouver heroin replacement study

The Harper government announced regulations Thursday aimed at denying heroin to Vancouver addicts involved in clinical research. The move was made less than a year after the former federal health minister said political interference in the drug approval process was a “recipe for disaster.”

Vancouver to Host Prestigious HIV/AIDS Conference in 2015

Vancouver was selected last week to host the 8th International AIDS Society (IAS) conference on HIV pathogenesis, treatment and prevention in 2015. The IAS conference brings together scientists, doctors, public health experts and community leaders to examine developments in HIV/AIDS science and explore applications for new discoveries.

HIV Centre Director Says We Urgently Need a National Treatment Plan

When a U.S. doctor at the University of Mississippi Medical Centre announced she appeared to have cured a baby of the HIV virus, headlines roared that it could be a major discovery. However, Dr. Julio Montaner, the Director of the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, said in an interview with Yahoo! Canada News that it’s too soon to declare the baby cured of the virus and there isn’t enough research to call the case a breakthrough.

BC-CfE’s Dr. Evan Wood named Canadian Research Chair in Inner City Medicine at UBC

Dr. Evan Wood, a University of British Columbia (UBC) professor and co-director of the Urban Health Research Initiative at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE), has been appointed the Canadian Research Chair in Inner City Medicine at UBC. The Government of Canada announced Dr. Wood’s prestigious appointment at the University of Toronto as part of a national announcement of chairs across Canada. The announcement included a regional event at the Vancouver office of James Moore, PC, MP, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

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