After the doctor told her she had HIV, she was sent to another room to receive her medication, a place that she recalls as “the most scary thing in my life”. And after the initial revelation, she didn’t absorb anything that followed.
China and British Columbia are partnering to advance the global fight against HIV/AIDS through the further implementation of the made-in-B.C. HIV Test and Treat strategy, also referred to as Treatment as Prevention.
The made-in-B.C. Treatment as Prevention strategy continues to make huge advances internationally after a new Fellowship program was announced between Centre for Disease Control and Prevention in China and the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE).
As excitement mounts among physicians and investors over a new crop of drugs for treating hepatitis C, there is also concern that patients in developing countries may not have sufficient access due to high prices.