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Progress made at Montreal AIDS conference despite visa issues, organizer says
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Progress made at Montreal AIDS conference despite visa issues, organizer says

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted August 2, 2022 4:36 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size -A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The local organizer of an international AIDS conference in Montreal says the event has helped highlight the enormous progress that has been made in HIV research and treatment technology. Dr. Jean-Pierre Routy, local chair of the conference, says the biggest breakthrough presented was research showing that a single injection of a long-lasting antiretroviral medication can prevent people from acquiring an HIV infection for two months, re...
Canada’s response to AIDS lagging, activists say ahead of international conference
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Canada’s response to AIDS lagging, activists say ahead of international conference

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 26, 2022 1:41 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size -A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Canadian HIV and AIDS organizations say an international AIDS conference opening in Montreal this week is shining a light on Canada’s lagging response to the disease. Advocates say federal funding for HIV and AIDS has been frozen since 2008, even though the number of people in Canada living with HIV has risen by 25 per cent since then. Read more: Canada should commit $1.2B to fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria: ...