Spotlight On: HIV + AIDS

UBC has been on the international front line of HIV/AIDS research, prevention and treatment for more than 30 years.

Dr. Julio Montaner’s groundbreaking HAART and Treatment as Prevention strategies have drastically curbed transmission rates and can reduce global HIV/AIDS-related deaths by 90%.

Other UBC researchers are exploring further treatment and prevention initiatives, including safe injection sites and simple screening tests.

This trailblazing research is changing the way the world approaches and treats HIV/AIDS.

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Fast Facts + Milestones

2006 Treatment as Prevention concept initiated

1995 Dr. Julio Montaner leads the development of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy

1992 BC Centre of Excellence in HIV/AIDS created

1991 CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network established at UBC and St. Paul's Hospital


Spotlight Stories

From killer to chronic, epidemic to eliminated: stopping the spread of HIV+AIDS through effective, sustained treatment