stressing there is still work to be done when it comes to fighting
HIV/AIDS – other provinces have not seen the same progress as B.C., and
rates remain high in some First Nations communities – Dr. Montaner said
one area he is watching is treatment of hepatitis C.
think one of the most exciting developments that is happening is the
emergence of new treatment – highly effective, very simple, extremely
well tolerated, but unfortunately very expensive – for hepatitis C.” -
Julio Montaner, director of the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
Krajden, medical head of hepatitis – clinical prevention services at
the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, said between 70,000 and 80,000
British Columbians have hepatitis C, a chronic liver disease.
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