While an outright cure or a preventive vaccine for HIV/AIDS remain elusive, remarkable advances in HIV treatment have been achieved over the past two decades here in B.C. Most significant is the development of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART).
The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) has a compelling body of research that demonstrates expanded HAART access plays an important role in reducing the transmission of HIV in blood and sexual fluids, and at the same time reduce HIV/AIDS-related morbidity and mortality.The BC-CfE has spearheaded the STOP HIV/AIDS pilot project to expand HIV testing, treatment, and support services to clinically eligible individuals in British Columbia.
Dr Julio Montaner, Director of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, will join us to speak to us on the topic of HIV Treatment as Prevention and the pilot project spearheaded by the BC-CfE.
This talk is being organized by AIDS Vancouver Island, in partnership with The BC-CfE. We welcome people living with HIV, researchers, service providers, students, and other interested community members to join us for this presentation.
This event is free, however registration is required. Attendees are encouraged to bring their brown bag lunches. Coffee, tea, and water will be provided.
Please register online at: http://treatmentasprevention.eventbrite.com/
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