B.C. leading the way in HIV-AIDS fight, but other provinces slow to follow

Globe and Mail Article
B.C. is the only province where the rate of new HIV infections is falling steadily and markedly. B.C. is also the only province that offers highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) free of charge and aggressively promotes its use.

Coincidence? Not at all.

New research published in Wednesday’s edition of the medical journal Public Library of Science One shows that for every 10-per-cent increase in the number of HIV-positive patients taking HAART, new HIV diagnoses fell 8 per cent – pretty close to a perfect correlation.

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