Dec 22, 2014 12:49 AM GMT
The results of Montaner's Treatment as Prevention program in Vancouver and B.C. have been dramatic. According to Montaner, number of AIDS cases in British Columbia have decreased by more than 90 percent overall. Death from HIV/AIDS has decreased by more than 95 percent, all thanks to the cocktail - the Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy.
Also, new infections have decreased by greater than 66 percent. Among injection drug users, new infections have decreased by greater than 95 percent, and particularly the transmission from mother to child, what we call vertical transmission, has been virtually eliminated.
Montaner said the center has been so effective that they virtually closed their HIV/AIDS ward this year and repurposed it support people who are living with HIV. Nowadays, they rarely discover new cases of AIDS.