REFLECTIONS ON HIV/AIDS
One on one with Dr. Julio Motaner, outgoing president of the International AIDS Society
Promise Magazine, Fall/Winter 2010
Dr. Julio Montaner, director of the BC Centre of Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) at St. Paul's Hospital and UBC/St. Paul's Hospital Foundation Chair in AIDS, was president of the International AIDS Society (IAS) from 2008 to 2010. We recently spoke to him about his years as IAS president, his role as chair of the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna and his continuing work to turn the tide against the AIDS epidemic.
Promise Magazine (PM): What are your overall
reflections of your time as president of the
International AIDS Society?
Dr. Montaner: Being at the helm of the world's
leading association of HIV professionals -
uniting 14,000 members from 190 countries
worldwide in a common cause - has been a
truly rewarding experience.