Julio Montaner: Director, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

Julio Montaner: Director, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

julioDr. Julio Montaner is the Director of the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, the Chair in AIDS Research and Head of Division of AIDS in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC, and the Past-President of the International AIDS Society (IAS). His clinical research interests include HIV/AIDS, antiretroviral therapy, respiratory complications of HIV infection, salvage therapy in HIV/AIDS, multiple drug rescue therapy in HIV/AIDS, initiation of treatment in HIV/AIDS, treatment interruptions in HIV/AIDS, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) in HIV/AIDS, pharmacology and drug interactions in HIV/AIDS, and the expansion of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) to prevent transmission of HIV/AIDS.

Julio Montaner’s recent research has been primarily focused on the implementation of the Seek and Treat for Optimal Prevention of HIV/AIDS (STOP HIV/AIDS) initiative, which will utilize HIV treatment as an HIV prevention strategy in BC. The initiative seeks to drastically decrease HIV related morbidity and mortality in the province.