Bc Centre for Excellence in Hiv Aids

Misinformed Cannabis Policies Prevent Access to Life-Saving Treatments

International Centre for Science in Drug Policy | Posted 08.21.2016 | Canada Politics
International Centre for Science in Drug Policy

My work as a scientist involves researching the potential impact of cannabis among people living with HIV/AIDS. Patients have told us for decades that marijuana helps them deal with the side effects of their medications. But now, in a preliminary study, we have found evidence to suggest that people who use cannabis are more likely to have slower HIV disease progression -- meaning that they can live longer and healthier lives.

In Canada, We Have the Strategy and the Tools to End AIDS

Dr. Julio Montaner | Posted 06.06.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dr. Julio Montaner

Once the worse affected province, B.C.'s HIV burden today is way below the Canadian average. In Canada, we can lead the way forward towards ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic, but a federal level commitment is sorely lacking.

Make Access to Drugs Harder, Say Reform Advocates

Jean Kavanagh | Posted 05.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jean Kavanagh

They believe that regulation will make it harder to get drugs that are now sold on street corners, in shady back alleys and through dial-a-dope operations. And, they say that fear is the major reason people support prohibition even though reams of evidence show it doesn't fix the problems it is meant to solve.

B.C., China Partner To Combat AIDS

CP | Terri Theodore, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The discovery of HIV in a Chinese sect whose members refuse to wear condoms and believe that sex is a fundamental, God-given privilege was...

War On Drugs Has Failed On So Many Levels: Report

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The decades-long "war on drugs" has failed to curb the $350-billion a year global trade in illicit drugs, says a new study by researchers ...

Harm Reduction > War On Drugs, Report Says

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.24.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Harm reduction — not a war on drugs — has reduced illicit drug use and improved public safety in what was once Ground Zero for an HIV ...

Why Are Women Getting Worse HIV Treatment?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - British Columbian researchers have found that women with HIV-AIDS are more likely than men to receive sub-standard care and treatment, put...