HIV/AIDS was once a death sentence but the virus is now treatable
Artist Tiko Kerr pulls down a large cardboard box from a shelf in his East Vancouver studio. It’s overflowing with empty pill bottles.
“These are my meds. This is what keeps me alive.”
The prominent artist was nearly killed by HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
He and other activists, backed by leading AIDS researcher, Dr. Julio Montaner, lobbied for access to experimental drugs in the hopes they would save Kerr and others on death’s doorstep.
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