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British Columbia’s Success In Reducing HIV Incidence Serves As Model Of ‘Treatment As Prevention’ Strategy

Vancouver Sun: B.C.’s success halting AIDS epidemic seen as a model for others
“…[British Columbia’s] success in halting the HIV/AIDS epidemic is viewed as a model for other jurisdictions. It came about through a dedicated B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CFE) based at St. Paul’s Hospital. … Dr. Julio Montaner, the world renowned director of the BC-CFE, said in an interview that B.C. is the only [Canadian] province to fund the full array of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), which, on average, costs about $15,000 per year per patient. He credits the Treatment as Prevention strategy for profoundly reducing HIV transmission…” (Fayerman, 7/18).

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