B.C AIDS group wants federal action (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

The director of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS finds the Conservative government’s lack of support for a national strategy this election disturbing.

B.C. HIV/AIDS doctor gains political support (Dr. Julio Montaner)

A Vancouver-based HIV/AIDS pioneer could soon see Canada back his internationally recognized HIV treatment – but only with the ouster of the Conservative government, which for nearly a decade has rebuffed his calls.

Women with HIV at greater risk for cancer (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

A new study published by SFU researchers suggests that women who are living with HIV may be more likely to develop cancer.

Made-in-Canada HIV/AIDS treatment embraced by everyone but Canada (Dr. Julio Montaner)

A made-in-Canada approach to tackling the HIV/AIDS epidemic has been endorsed by the United Nations for use around the world but has yet to gain the support of the Canadian government.

Routine HIV testing to be offered to all hospital patients in Port Alberni (St. Paul's Hospital)

Patients admitted to the Port Alberni hospital will now have an option to have their blood tested for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

Why Aren’t the Federal Parties Talking About the Indigenous AIDS Crisis? (Dr. Julio Montaner)

In parts of Canada, HIV is more prevalent than it is in some countries in Africa.

The Pope Should Visit Atlanta to Address the U.S. HIV Crisis (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

Pope Francis sent a message of hope to the International AIDS Society’s 8th Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention this past summer. He told participants, “that all advances in pharmacology, treatment, and research will be matched by a firm commitment to promote the integral development of each person as a beloved child of God.”

B.C. doctor urges federal parties to back AIDS-treatment target (Dr. Julio Montaner)

A B.C. HIV/AIDS pioneer who has helped establish a standard of care for treatment and prevention that is used worldwide is calling on the leaders of Canada’s federal parties to endorse an ambitious global target for fighting AIDS.

Julio Montaner: Open letter to Stephen Harper calling for endorsement of HIV/AIDS global target

September 22, 2015 

Dear Prime Minister,

It gives me great pleasure to report that our 90-90-90 Target will be further considered as the strategy for the global control of HIV/AIDS, as part of the agenda on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) this September 27th, at a Special Session within the 2015 UN General Assembly (UNGASS) in New York City.

Women with HIV face higher rates of certain cancers: B.C. study (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

Woman living with HIV face elevated risk of certain cancers, a new British Columbia study has found.


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