Dr. Julio Montaner

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

Top HIV/AIDS researcher Dr. Julio Montaner slams Ottawa for ignoring B.C.'s successful treatment

For Dr. Julio Montaner, this week's closure of the dedicated AIDS ward at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver carried double-edged symbolism.

The director of the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS helped shape the pioneering treatments that have cut AIDS cases so sharply that the ward is no longer necessary. But he remains frustrated that B.C.'s proven strategy, dubbed treatment as prevention, isn't being adopted elsewhere in Canada.

He blames Ottawa for failing to lead the fight against what he considers a national epidemic.

Dr Julio Montaner comments on HIV Study

Expanding HIV testing into local hospitals and primary care may not only find more people who have lived with HIV for a long time without knowing it, but may also find more people who have only recently become infected, a pilot study from Vancouver in Canada has found. 

BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS selects SAP and PHEMI for new technology

SAP AG has announced that The British Columbia, or BC, Centre for Excellence in HIV /AIDS at St. Paul's Hospital is developing new technology from PHEMI Health Systems and SAP AG to enhance the treatment and improve the outcome for patients diagnosed with HIV/AIDS.

Why British Columbia Is A Leader In Life Science Research And Development

March 04, 2014 — A research organization in the Canadian province of British Columbia has teamed up with the United Nations to battle HIV/AIDs. The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE), and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), recently announced a partnership to bring HIV treatment to people affected by the disease all over the world.

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.

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


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.


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.


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