On September 26, 2014, United Nations Deputy Secretary Jan Eliasson announced a new strategy to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2030 – a strategy that St. Paul’s Hospital played a key role in developing. Known as 90-90-90, the UNAIDS strategy is based on the pioneering Treatment as Prevention (TaSP) model developed by Dr. Julio Montaner […]

HIV/AIDS health economics chair a first for BC

VANCOUVER, BC, FEBRUARY 27, 2014 – A $3-million research chair has been established to investigate ways to improve the wellbeing of people with HIV/AIDS and the effectiveness of the health care system that treats them. The chair is the result of a partnership between Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Health Sciences, St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation and […]


Breakfast with Dr. Evan Wood – An expert view on addiction

For over 25 years, City in Focus has engaged Vancouver and the Lower Mainland spiritually, socially, and philanthropically. The organization hosts gatherings representing many different non-profits and business leaders. The next instalment of its “Breakfast Series” features an expert view on addiction with Dr. Evan Wood from St. Paul’s Hospital. When: Friday, January 24, 2014 from 7:00 to 8:30 […]


A brilliant! story of success

Dean Thullner takes the stage in front of more than 700 people at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom. It’s September 22, 2012, and Thullner is here to perform at the inaugural edition of brilliant!, a fashion show and fundraiser he organized to support mental health patients at St. Paul’s Hospital. A picture of health and vitality, Thullner […]



St. Paul’s was the first hospital in BC to provide care to AIDS patients when the epidemic began to emerge in the 1980s. Today, St. Paul’s is recognized around the world as a leader in the treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS through the work of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) and its Director, Dr. […]

B.C. steps up measures to address viral hepatitis

VANCOUVER, BC, MARCH 28, 2013 – Health minister Margaret MacDiarmid announced today $1.9 million in funding to support two projects that will help raise awareness about the transmission, treatment and prevention of viral hepatitis among B.C.’s Asian and South Asian population as well as throughout the province. “We are committed to working to improve the health […]

Province Story Series Week 7

Inside the world of HIV/AIDS and Urban Health at St. Paul’s The Province reports on their experiences during a week spent looking at HIV/AIDS research and treatment and Urban Health Stories A life stained by stigma, now rich in love Facts and Figures associated with HIV/AIDS in British Columbia Susan’s secret: she’s HIV-positive Tiko Kerr: […]


UBC/St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation Chair in AIDS

Imagine a world where everyone with HIV receives treatment. This is what drives Dr. Julio Montaner and his team at the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS at St. Paul’s Hospital. Dr. Montaner, UBC/St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation Chair in AIDS and current director of the BC-CfE, was lead investigator of a seminal international clinical trial […]

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