Every person counts in effort to reduce HIV infection
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.
Aug 14, 2017
HIV therapy could be contributing to syphilis outbreak
Drugs used to treat HIV could affect how the body responds to syphilis, inadvertently contributing to a current outbreak, a new study suggests.
Jan 16, 2017
Aging with HIV: Long, healthy lives are possible with treatment
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).
Nov 30, 2015
South African healthcare workers face greater risk for TB, HIV
A large study of South African healthcare workers reveals major gaps in workplace protection against tuberculosis, HIV and hepatitis.
Feb 14, 2014
Ask, don’t tell, for better HIV care
Dr. Richard Lester with an op-ed on how best to communicate to HIV patients using mobile devices.
Nov 6, 2013 - by Dr. Richard Lester
UBC researchers discover key to immune cell’s ‘internal guidance' system; could lead to more efficient vaccines
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.
Feb 5, 2012
T-cell discovery holds promise for organ transplant and immunodeficiency treatment: UBC research
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 […]
Aug 22, 2011
Text messaging improves health of Kenyans with HIV: UBC researcher
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.
Nov 9, 2010
First-of-its-kind study shows supervised injection facilities can help people quit drugs
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.
Sep 13, 2010