Premier Christy Clark brings greetings to the Canadian Association of HIV Research held in Vancouver April 11, 2013. At the time, she acknowledged the success of the Made-in-BC Treatment as Prevention strategy and her commitment to expanding this to other diseases, including viral hepatitis.
Acknowledging that “we have a consensus in this room but not outside this room” BC-CfE’s Dr. Julio Montaner, looking dapper in a dark suit and bright red tie, opened the third annual International Treatment as Prevention Workshop in Vancouver last week.
This week, HIV experts are once again gathering in Vancouver. This time to discuss another important scientific breakthrough—recent research showing that HIV treatment not only protects the health of people living with HIV, it also dramatically reduces the likelihood of transmitting the virus to others.
Dr. Evan Wood believes better trained doctors would help reduce the stigma against people with addictions by increasing understanding that addiction is a medical condition with social implications and medical interventions can dramatically improve health.
The International HIV Treatment as Prevention (TasP) Workshop brings academic, policy, industry, and community representatives together to review and discuss research and policy progress in the field of HIV “Treatment as Prevention”.