The Doctor at the forefront of HIV and AIDS treatment in BC and around the world is celebrating a provincial milestone.
Dr. Julio Montaner says 17 years after it opened, the dedicated AIDS ward at St. Paul’s hospital is closing, because the successes treating people with HIV have been so great.
He says, “We have treatment where it was a pandemic disease a very high severe epidemic into a low grade occasional event.”
Montaner says if the federal and other provincial governments were as proactive as BC they could also be celebrating this kind of success.
But he says, lack of federal support is an impediment to many Canadian communities like First Nations, who have still have an epidemic when it comes to HIV/AIDS.