August 14, 2017
A recent study that reveals the most accurate estimate of the number of Metro Vancouver men who have sex with men (MSM) is providing a better understanding of the scope of HIV among this at-risk population.
Media Release | January 16, 2017
Drugs used to treat HIV could affect how the body responds to syphilis, inadvertently contributing to a current outbreak, a new study suggests.
November 30, 2015
For healthcare practitioners working in the field of HIV, the past three decades have been a rollercoaster, says Dr. Julio Montaner, head of UBC’s Division of AIDS and director of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE).
Media Release | February 14, 2014
A large study of South African healthcare workers reveals major gaps in workplace protection against tuberculosis, HIV and hepatitis.
November 6, 2013 - by Dr. Richard Lester
Dr. Richard Lester with an op-ed on how best to communicate to HIV patients using mobile devices.
UBC researchers discover key to immune cell’s ‘internal guidance' system; could lead to more efficient vaccines
Media Release | February 5, 2012
University of British Columbia researchers have discovered the molecular pathway that enables receptors inside immune cells to find, and flag, fragments of pathogens trying to invade a host.
Media Release | August 22, 2011
University of British Columbia researchers have solved a long-standing mystery surrounding the activation of T-cells, white blood cells that find and kill viruses and bacteria but also participate in the […]
Media Release | November 9, 2010
A simple “how are you” delivered weekly through cell phone text messaging (SMS) increases the likelihood that Kenyans with HIV will stay healthy and follow their medication regimen, while reducing the spread of the disease, according to a new study led by a University of British Columbia researcher.
Media Release | September 13, 2010
A study led by researchers at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) at St. Paul’s Hospital and the University of British Columbia has found that supervised injection facilities such as Vancouver’s Insite connect clients with addiction treatment, which in turn resulted in greater likelihood of stopping injection drug use for at least six months.
July 28, 2010
There was sobering news at the 18th International AIDS Conference, including stark evidence of how the HIV epidemic is raging unchecked among some populations of illicit drug users.