The future of HIV treatment needs your voice!

BC used to be a leader in HIV treatment innovation but is now falling behind other provinces. It’s been over three years since Health Canada approved the first long-acting HIV treatment, but BC is blocking access for people who want this treatment.

Cabenuva is a long-acting injectable HIV treatment that can last up two months. The BC Government currently provides long-acting HIV treatment only on a case-by-case basis. Unlike other HIV medications, BC requires additional approval processes and paperwork based on criteria that don’t align with Health Canada’s and aren’t consistently applied.

This unnecessary process is hurting people and blocking vital care.

Long-acting treatment gives people freedom.

Privacy: Some people need to be discrete about their HIV medications in order to keep themselves safe from violence based on their HIV status.

Adherence: People don’t have to worry about taking pills every day.

We have the drug approved, health care providers trained, the equipment and cold storage needed to deliver. What is missing in this picture? Patients. The government is blocking access to this life saving care.

Tell the government to make long-acting HIV treatment available to all people living with HIV in BC.

Tell your MLA and the Health Minister – We’re done waiting for real access to long acting HIV treatment

Sign the petition hosted on AIDS Vancouver website:

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