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British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS - www.cfenet.ubc.ca

Michel Sidibé to remain head of UNAIDS for five more years

Photo: Michel Sidibé - Executive Director of UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS - www.unaids.org

11 September, 2013 - The United Nations announced on Friday the five-year renewal of Michel Sidibé as head of their program of fight against HIV/AIDS.

Mr. Sidibé has been the Executive Director of UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations since January 1, 2009.

Dr. Julio Montaner of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS applauded the news of Mr. Sidibé's renewed term.

"Michel's leadership and courage have helped improve the lives of millions of people living with HIV and AIDS," said Dr. Montaner. "Under his guidance, UNAIDS has been a leader in the global fight against this disease. I look forward to continuing my work with him to achieve an HIV and AIDS-free generation in our lifetime."

Mr. Sidibé's new mandate begins January 1, 2014 and will be completed in December 2018.

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Source:British Columbia Centre For Excellence

About the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS:

The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) is Canada's largest HIV/AIDS research, treatment and education facility. The BC-CfE is based at St. Paul's Hospital, Providence Health Care, a teaching hospital of the University of British Columbia. The BC-CfE is dedicated to improving the health of British Columbians with HIV through developing, monitoring and disseminating comprehensive research and treatment programs for HIV and related diseases.

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