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[World Report] Profile: British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

The British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) opened in Vancouver, BC, Canada, in 1992. At that time, the province had the worst HIV epidemic in Canada, with two new HIV diagnoses and one person dying of AIDS every day. Canada and the world were grappling with the HIV crisis. Fast forward 23 years, and the vision and dedication of current director Julio Montaner, his team, and support from BC politicians past and present, have seen HIV rates in BC plummet from more than 800 new cases per year in the 1990s to their current low of under 250—the lowest rate in Canada.

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