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Dr. Julio Montaner nominated to Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Prestigious honour recognizes significant contributions and achievements by
Dr. Montaner in the field of HIV/AIDS

BC Center for Excellence in HIV/AIDS involved in study tracing HIV adaptation to its human host

“Much research has focused on how HIV adapts to antiviral drugs – we wanted to investigate how HIV adapts to us, its human host, over time,” says lead author Zabrina Brumme from Simon Fraser University.

The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS offers a series of webinars that will provide up-to-date HIV treatment and care information

The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE), in partnership with Positive Living BC, is offering a series of webinars that will provide up-to-date HIV treatment and care information. This series will meet the needs of learners across geographical and professional boundaries, with content designed to be relevant to a broad range of learner levels. Sessions will bring together experts to share their knowledge and provide a forum for interaction, dialogue and mutual learning.

Dr. Kate Shannon, director of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS' Gender and Sexual Health Initiative, receives Social/Political/Community Action award

THE BIANNUAL ACCOLAIDS awards gala, which shines a spotlight on heroes in the B.C. HIV/AIDS movement, is always rife with celebratory, inspirational, and poignant moments, and this year was no exception.

In fact, the evening, held on April 13 at the Vancouver Convention Centre and hosted by Global BC's Sophie Lui and CBC's Fred Lee, began with Positive Living BC chair John Bishop taking a moment to acknowledge the passing of ted northe.

Edward Mills of the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/Aids comments on HIV treatment in Rwanda

HIV prevalence in Rwanda is 2.9 per cent of the adult population.

Rwanda is the first country globally to achieve the universal coverage of HIV treatment under the World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines of 2009.

The achievement of universal HIV coverage has since resulted in more than half of HIV diagnoses and annual incidence falling by 90 per cent.

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BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS among experts meeting in Vancouver to talk HIV treatment

British Columbia’s model for HIV treatment will be highlighted this week as world experts gather in Vancouver.

The International HIV Treatment as Prevention workshop runs April 1-4, with more than 300 world experts reviewing and discussing policy and research findings, with a goal of identifying future priority areas for research and action.

The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS has spearheaded research treatment worldwide, said centre spokesman Kevin Hollett.

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British Columbia, China to collaborate in fight against HIV-AIDS

A made-in-B.C. strategy in the fight against HIV-AIDS is gaining international traction. British Columbia and China are uniting in the global fight against the disease with the establishment of a new research fellowship that will bring top Chinese scientists to Vancouver to work with researchers at the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV-AIDS.

Outstanding Canadian achievements recognized for life changing healthcare innovations

The Rx&D Health Research Foundation has proudly awarded its prestigious Medal of Honour to two worthy nominees. Dr. Julio Montaner and the Honourable Kelvin K. Ogilvie received the Medal of Honour for their outstanding contributions to health sciences and public health innovation during a ceremony held in Montreal today. The ceremony was co-hosted with Prix Galien Canada.

Thirty years of AIDS timeline

1982

The first people with AIDS symptoms show up at St. Paul’s Hospital. The B.C. Cancer Agency establishes a committee of physicians concerned about AIDS.

1983

February: A handful of gay men form a self-help, education and advocacy group called AIDS Vancouver. It is the first AIDS group in Canada.

Recent government decisions hurting addicts

Ideological bents from Ottawa continue to put lives at risk, according to one of B.C.’s top medical minds.

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