Posts Tagged ‘HIV/AIDS’

HIV/AIDS Treatment as Prevention strategy working in B.C. Montaner calls for national implementation

Nov. 27, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , ,

A new study from the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) shows highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) reduces new HIV diagnoses, deaths and HIV prevalence, suggesting that the made-in-Canada Treatment as Prevention strategy should be implemented across the country.

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Adherence to HIV treatment significantly increases survival: UBC study

Nov. 20, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , ,

HIV-positive individuals who strictly adhere to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) have a significantly lower probability of premature morbidity and mortality as compared to those with suboptimal compliance to HAART, according to a new study from the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE).

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UBC researcher wins 2012 Trudeau Foundation scholarship

May. 15, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Daniel Werb, senior research assistant at the Addiction and Urban Health Research Initiative (UHRI) at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE), has been awarded the 2012 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship for his PhD research project investigating initiation and cessation of injection drug use among street youth in Vancouver.

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Allegations against UBC researchers’ study on Insite “without merit:” independent reviewer

Oct. 18, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , ,

An independent reviewer has dismissed concerns over a study that shows a 35-per-cent decrease in overdose deaths after the opening of Insite, North America’s only supervised injection facility.

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