Bc Centre for Excellence in Hiv/Aids

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.

B.C. Addictions Research, Treatment Gets $3M Boost

CP | Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The British Columbia government is boosting funding for addictions research and treatment in the province, with money directed at testing ...

Closure of Vancouver AIDS Ward Celebrated

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A Vancouver hospital ward once so stigmatized it was only referred to by code name has been transformed from an AIDS-dedicated centre now ...

Inmates Need Better Access To HIV Treatment

CP | Camille Bains, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Needle exchange programs and increased access to HIV treatment are essential to curb infection rates among Canadian prisoners, says the le...

Canada's Offer to the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS Falls Short

Dr. Julio Montaner | Posted 02.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dr. Julio Montaner

There is an ongoing trend by our federal government to marginalize people living with HIV and AIDS. Ottawa will rightly pride itself about their investments in research aimed to develop a cure or possibly a vaccine. However, what good would it make to support research if we are not going to implement their results? InSite and HIV "Treatment as Prevention" are just two examples of Canadian successes that are simply not palatable to the federal government. And now globally, Canada has failed to match the contributions of key donors in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Drug Users Score Heroin Faster Than Wine In Vancouver: Study

CP | Jeremy Nuttall | Posted 10.13.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A study called "surprising" by one of its lead researchers has found hard drugs are just ten minutes away for Vancouver's young users. ...