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Pioneering B.C. HIV/AIDS researcher honoured on new Canada Post stamp (Dr. Julio Montaner, PHC)

Pioneering HIV/AIDS researcher Dr. Julio Montaner is one of six groundbreaking Canadian doctors who are being honoured by Canada Post with special commemorative stamps. (Photo credit: Global News)

A renowned British Columbia doctor is being celebrated for his pioneering work fighting HIV/AIDS with a new commemorative stamp.

Dr. Julio Montaner is one of six distinguished Canadian doctors and researchers whose faces will grace the new run of stamps from Canada Post.

Montaner, who moved to Vancouver from his native Argentina in 1981, is recognized for his research work that helped turn HIV/AIDS from a death sentence to a manageable condition, with near-normal life expectancy.

Montaner never planned to stay in Canada, but met his future wife while practicing at Vancouver’s St. Paul’s Hospital, where he still works today.

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