World AIDS Day 2013, Together we can STOP HIV/AIDS
"With your help, Together, we can STOP HIV/AIDS" - Dr. Julio Montaner
Dr. Julio Montaner pioneered the Treatment as Prevention strategy, and the British Columbia Ministry of Health has committed to the model for the world to follow in the fight against HIV/AIDS. In B.C., the provincial therapeutic guidelines recommend highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) be offered to most HIV-positive individuals regardless of their CD4 cell count. As a result, the number of individuals receiving treatment increased from 837 to more than 7,000 between 1996 and 2012. HIV-related morbidity and mortality have declined by approximately 90 per cent since the early 1990s, and, the number of new HIV diagnoses fell from approximately 900 per year prior to 1996 to 238 in 2012. Truly remarkable.
With your help, Together, we can STOP HIV/AIDS.