HIV Treatment Updates

For those who are keen to learn the latest on HIV and HIV treatment, the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE’s) Fall HIV/Antiretroviral Update will be presented in Vancouver on Monday, November 6. This is a day-long event that features information on research into the course of HIV infection and related health issues, such as HCV, that can compound HIV’s course. Presentations also provide information on HIV treatment developments and guidelines.

The BC-CfE holds these events on a quarterly event. They always offer an excellent opportunity to learn from doctors and researchers about HIV, HCV, as well as the latest advances in harm reduction and treating substance use – and to see how the intersections of physical and social determinants of health affect wellbeing. Registration for the Update opens October 2.

The event is free of charge and the venue is large, but does have its limits. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. On-site registration is not be available. A full agenda for the day will be available on the BC-CfE website shortly.

The Fall HIV/Antiretroviral Update will take place:
Monday, November 6, 2017
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Grand Ballroom – North Tower
Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel
1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC
(located across from St. Paul’s Hospital in Downtown Vancouver)

To see the kind of programming typically on offer, you can view video presentations from the Spring 2017 Antiretroviral Update.

Finally, in what might be a preview, here are a couple of news releases on what’s new in HIV and HCV treatment:

Ontario to cover HIV prevention pill under public health plan

Merck’s Isentress has received approval for a once-daily option for HIV treatment.

Gilead has received approval for expanded use of a treatment for people with HCV, including those co-infected with HIV




Questions? Feedback? Get in touch! 

Janet Madsen, Capacity Building and Knowledge Translation Coordinator,
[email protected]