October 7, 2014 3:00 pm
Updated: October 7, 2014 7:18 pm

B.C. HIV/AIDS researcher up for hall of fame


WATCH: Dr. Julio Montaner spoke with Global News about his induction in the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

VANCOUVER – A Vancouver doctor and world-renowned HIV/AIDS researcher has been selected for induction into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.

Dr. Julio Montaner, director of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, is one of six Canadian physicians chosen for the award honouring contributions that have led to extraordinary improvements in human health.

A written news release says Montaner’s work includes pioneering the HIV cocktail, which was adopted by the World Health Organization and the UNAIDS program in 2000.

Montaner is also a longtime advocate of the AIDS/HIV treatment-as-prevention model, which he says has led B.C. to see a consistent decline in both mortality rates and new cases of HIV.

Montaner is now attempting to apply the treatment-as-prevention program to other infectious diseases such as Hepatitis C.

The other nominees include Dr. Judith Hall of Vancouver, three physicians in Ontario and another from Quebec.

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