Dr. Thomas Kerr

Study Reveals Decline in HIV Cases in Vancouver Drug Addicts

Harm reduction has resulted to seek a decline in illicit drug use. It has improved public safety as once Ground Zero for an HIV and overdose epidemic claimed many lives, according to a 15-year study of drug use in Vancouver's impoverished Downtown Eastside.

Dr. Thomas Kerr and Dr. Evan Wood win CIHR research milestones award

Two BC-CfE researchers have been honoured with a prestigious public health award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Dr. Thomas Kerr and Dr. Evan Wood, co-directors of the BC-CfE's Addiction and Urban Health Research Initiative, received the inaugural Population and Public Health Research Milestones Initiative Award for their outstanding contribution to developing Canada's research base for harm reduction and health equity approaches to HIV prevention and control.

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