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Needle-exchange programs and increased access to HIV treatment are essential to curb infection rates among Canadian prisoners, says the lead author of a new study calling for immediate action.
In Canada, the number of older people living with HIV has doubled in the past 20 years. Doctors, researchers and community support organizations are turning their sights to this bulging demographic, learning to care for a group that didn’t expect to grow old – in a system that isn’t ready for them.
The federal government has earmarked $10.7 million for new research aimed at finding a cure for HIV as part of the global effort to eradicate AIDS. Health Minister Rona Ambrose announced the five-year funding Thursday for two projects led by researchers in Montreal.
One in 120 adult Torontonians are living with HIV. Despite advances in treatment, the effects of this disease are still enormous. So where has all the outrage gone?
A new B.C.-led study says the early use of a special drug program to combat HIV can help reduce the death rate from the disease, and the program should be rolled out across Canada. It found that the death rate among patients decreases along with the rate of HIV transmission when the drug mix is prescribed early.