HIV/AIDS

Julio Montaner on the Last 20 Years in HIV Research (Video)

Fred Schaich of IFARA spoke with Julio Montaner, M.D., director of the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, about changes in HIV research and implementation of that research during the past two decades. The 1996 International AIDS Conference in Vancouver, B.C., saw the emergence of triple drug therapy as an effective way to treat HIV infection. Nineteen years later in the same city, that treatment has proven to keep the spread of the disease in check. Treatment as prevention is “Science 101,” as Montaner put it: “If there is virus, you transmit. If there is no virus detectable, you don't transmit.”

Methadone Reduces Risk Of Spreading HIV; Regular Testing & Early Treatment Can Eradicate The Disease By 2030? (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

The announcement during the AIDS conference in Vancouver last month may not be new to everybody. Despite the lack of proof, many believed that early treatment for HIV is better compared to a delayed one.

Dr. Julio Montaner speaks about Panama adopting Treatment as Prevention strategy

This Vancouver doctor has literally saved millions of lives (Dr. Julio Montaner)

Downtown at St Paul’s Hospital there’s an office full of papers, notes, awards, photos of the occupant with various heads of state, and a fair few coffee mugs.

People living longer with HIV, but First Nations, drug users, women with disease lag behind (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

A new study shows Canadians being treated for HIV can expect to live longer. But some groups are lagging behind.

B.C. study finds making methadone accessible slashes HIV transmission (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

Increasing access to methadone treatment through primary-care doctors and pharmacies significantly cuts the spread of HIV, according to research involving Vancouver residents addicted to opioids.

Methadone reduces HIV risk: Vancouver study (Dr. Keith Ahamad)

Methadone users are four times less likely to contract HIV compared to their counterparts that haven’t participated in the opiate replacement therapy, according to a new medical study out of Vancouver.

Expert urges national plan to improve HIV treatment (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

A new study has found that Canadians diagnosed with HIV are living longer than ever, but continued inequalities in life expectancy across the country have one researcher calling for a national HIV/AIDS strategy.

Life spans of Canadians with HIV shows big jump (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

A new study finds that Canadians diagnosed with HIV are living about 16 years longer than they were in 2000.

Study: HIV-Positive Canadians Living Longer (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

A new study has found that Canadians diagnosed with HIV are living longer than ever, but continued inequalities in life expectancy across the country have one researcher calling for a national HIV/AIDS strategy.

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