Diabetes Canada adopts prevention model touted by AIDS researcher Julio Montaner

Diabetes Canada is adopting a diagnosis-and-treatment model of prevention pioneered by Vancouver-based AIDS researcher Dr. Julio Montaner.

The approach hangs on the notion that modifiable human behaviour helps drive the spread of viruses such as HIV/AIDS and also diseases of lifestyle such as type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes.

Montaner notes that people are more likely to become IV drug users if they are raised in a community where injection drug use is normalized and the same applies to smoking or eating fast food, what he calls “social contagion.” 

Randy Shore reports

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