Articles tagged with: Dr Julio Montaner

An exclusive interview with Health Minister Jane Philpott

published: December, 01, 2016 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Hep B and C, As Prevention , Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Features and Interviews, Health, Treatment, Legal, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

In an exclusive interview for PositiveLite.com for World AIDS Day, Rob Easton talks with federal Health Minister Jane Philpott about Canada’s 90-90-90 achievements, a renewed federal initiative on HIV, criminalization of non-disclosure and more.

An exclusive interview with Health Minister Jane Philpott

Photo: Motswari Mofokeng Rob Easton: Minister Philpott, thank you for taking the time for this interview with PositiveLite.com. Jane Philpott: My pleasure. You’ve had a very busy few weeks with health accords and a number of different announcements. How challenging is it to get HIV on the list of priorities, both within your ministry, and also around the cabinet table? I think it would be fair to say that HIV and other sexually transmitted and blood born infections have not b

Why some organizations are slow to adopt the undetectable=uninfectious message

published: September, 02, 2016 Categories // Megan DePutter

Undetectable = uninfectious so why are some organizations and educators so slow to disseminate the facts? From the UK, Megan DePutter delivers a penetrating analysis

Why some organizations are slow to adopt the undetectable=uninfectious message

Lately on PositiveLite.com there has been quite a bit of buzz about the PARTNER study - not only about its fantastic findings, but also about the HIV organisations who are slow to acknowledge the full implications of the results. There is even a campaign - Prevention Access Campaign's Undetectable = Uninfectious -  to change this. Recommended reading on the topic has to include ‘Will HIV Ever Be Safe Enough For You’ which is one of my new favourite blog posts by Mark S. King, who hit the

Canada’s health minister weighs in with more cash for global HIV work: backs B.C.s prevention approach

published: August, 01, 2016 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // International AIDS Conference , As Prevention , Activism, Current Affairs, Health, Treatment, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Canada’s health minister weighs in with more cash for global HIV work: backs B.C.s prevention approach

Canada’s health minister weighs in with more cash for global HIV work: backs B.C.s prevention approach

More money – but not yet for Canada “Canada can do more” said Canada’s likeable new Health Minister Jane Philpott in a recent Globe and Mail interview. She’s right of course. So why aren’t we doing more? Opinions may vary. Certainly after just coming back from from South Africa and hearing how other countries far less wealthy than Canada are beating us in PrEP, treatment coverage, testing options, surveillance (tracking and number crunching) and even on  more progressive crimina

How a made-in-BC strategy could end AIDS in Canada

published: March, 20, 2015 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Activism, As Prevention , Health, Treatment, Opinion Pieces, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

From Troy Media, here's how BC decreased the number of AIDS cases in the province by 88% - with a strategy that could help the entire country

How a made-in-BC strategy could end AIDS in Canada

This article by Julio Montaner, Director, British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and Ryan Meili, and Ryan Meili, Expert Advisor, EvidenceNetwork.ca first appeared in www.troymedia.com.  VANCOUVER, BC, and SASKATOON, SK/ Troy Media/ - Canadians are rightly proud of the universal coverage provided by our national healthcare system. Sadly, there are gaps in access with very grave consequences. In regions across the country, care and treatment is failing to reach those living with HI

Closing the gap to reach an AIDS-free generation in Canada and the world

published: January, 13, 2015 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // As Prevention , Health, International , Treatment, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

Dr. Julio Montaner writing for ICAD says “To close the gap in treatment of HIV, innovative HAART therapy must be made universally accessible to those living with HIV across Canada and the world. . . The Canadian government is falling out of step.”

Closing the gap to reach an AIDS-free generation in Canada and the world

This article first appeared ion the ICAD website here.   Twenty years ago, when I was treating a patient who was HIV infected, I would have to advise them of personal considerations such as shortened life span, and risk of transmitting the virus to sexual partners or during childbirth. At the time, an HIV diagnosis was a drastically life-altering event. Today, if a young woman with HIV infection comes to me for treatment, I can tell her she can live a full life through drug treatment – u

Canadian Treatment as Prevention advocate lauded by his peers

published: October, 21, 2014 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Activism, As Prevention , Current Affairs, Health, Treatment, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

PositiveLite.com interviewee Dr. Julio Montaner has been nominated to the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, a prestigious honour that recognizes the significant contributions and achievements by Dr. Montaner in the field of HIV/AIDS. Bob Leahy reports.

Canadian Treatment as Prevention advocate lauded by his peers

We have learned that Dr. Julio Montaner, director of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE), at St. Paul’s Hospital, is one of six Canadian physicians nominated to the prestigious Canadian Medical Hall of Fame for 2015.  The Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Laureates are individuals whose outstanding contributions to medicine and the health sciences have led to extraordinary improvements in human health. PositiveLite.com has interviewed Dr. Montaner on three separate occasions in

BC activists want a Canadian National AIDS Strategy incorporating treatment as prevention

published: April, 28, 2014 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // As Prevention , Activism, Health, Treatment, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Patients of Dr. Julio Montaner have enlisted Green Party leader Elizabeth May to host a petition calling for the Federal Government to act. Bob Leahy reports.

BC activists want a Canadian National AIDS Strategy incorporating treatment as prevention

In my recent article about Dr. Julio Montaner here I remarked that the doctor, head of the British Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and the world’s leading proponent of treatment as prevention (TasP)) was much loved and highly regarded by his patients.  There is more proof in the form of a recent article in POZ magazine  which reported that a group of his patients who are benefiting from his TasP strategy wish to advocate for it’s expansion to all of Canada. Said one patient to Posit

The TasP train has left the station

published: April, 10, 2014 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Conferences, As Prevention , Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Newly Diagnosed, Sexual Health, Health, International , Treatment, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy at the International Treatment as Prevention Workshop in Vancouver highlights global progress in effectively implementing treatment as prevention to reduce new infections and improve the health of HIV+ people. But who's been left behind and why?

The TasP train has left the station

The big picture: the evidence is in that it works “It’s time” was the unofficial theme, or perhaps subtext, of the International Treatment as Prevention Workshop held last week in Vancouver, a gathering of policy and decision makers, researchers and community from around the world. Altogether 250 delegates came from 41 countries to review progress and plan next steps.  PositiveLite.com was there. Next steps do not necessarily call for gathering yet further evidence to prove that treat

Treatment - from grasping at straws to global health strategy

published: March, 17, 2014 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // As Prevention , Treatment Guidelines -including when to start, Research, Features and Interviews, Health, International , Treatment, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy In conversation with CATIE’s Sean Hosein about the evolution of treatment from the desperate days of the 80s through the advent of protease inhibitors to its current place in discussions about preventing transmission and ending the epidemic

Treatment  - from grasping at straws to global health strategy

  Sean Hosein, CATIE’s Science and Medicine editor, has been chronicling what’s new in HIV treatment for 25 years. (We recently reported on the 200th issue of his prime body of work, TreatmentUpdate here. Now PositiveLite.com editor Bob Leahy sits down with the ever-knowledgeable Sean (below right) once again – he first interviewed him in April 2013  - to review how our concept of HIV treatment has changed over the years and continues to evolve.      Bob Leahy: Hi Sean. Thank y

Getting it right

published: February, 22, 2014 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Health, Sexual Health, International , Treatment, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

B.C.’s success renews call for global expansion of HIV treatment as prevention, says the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

Getting it right

New research from British Columbia demonstrates sustained efficacy of treatment expansion in reducing HIV transmission, morbidity, and mortality Vancouver, B.C. [February 2014] — British Columbia’s success in fighting HIV and AIDS has renewed calls for the global expansion of the province’s Treatment as Prevention strategy. According to a new study from the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) published in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS One, the expansion of HIV treatment in B

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