The doctor who’s been at the forefront of B.C.’s pioneering, globally
imitated battle against HIV and AIDS for the past three decades is now
turning his attention to another looming heath crisis — an estimated
80,000 people in B.C. infected with hepatitis C.
Julio Montaner was honoured last week, on the eve of Monday’s
International AIDS day, by B.C. Health Minister Terry Lake, who said no
one in Canada has contributed more to HIV/AIDS research and treatment.
The United Nations has also cited Montaner’s work toward achieving “an
Meanwhile, at his cluttered office in St.
Paul’s Hospital, the head of B.C.’s Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
has another disease in his sights.