39th Annual Osler Lectureship with Julio Montaner

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 18:00to19:00
Room 504, McIntyre Medical Building, CA, QC, Montreal, 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler, CA

From Treatment to Prevention: Rethinking our Approach to Contagious Diseases

In 1996, medical researchers in British Columbia discovered that combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) significantly improved the quality and length of the lives of patients with HIV/AIDS, but only after the province began providing cART for free did researchers discover something equally profound: cART also prevented HIV transmission. This talk examines the journey from treatment to prevention and the implications for how we fight contagious diseases at local and global levels.



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