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Health Ministry says HIV rate continues decline to record low in British Columbia

Dr. Julio Montaner speaks at a World AIDS Day event.

The British Columbia government says the number of new annual HIV cases has reached a record low.

The Health Ministry says in a news release on Sunday, World AIDS Day, that there were 208 new cases of the virus in 2018, a steady decline from 437 cases in 2004.

It attributes much of the decline to work by the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (led by Dr. Julio Montaner) and other local health advocates.

Read the full story on the Globe & Mail.

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