World AIDS Day is held each December 1st in an effort to raise awareness across the world, and in our communities, about HIV and AIDS. It is a day for us to show our support and compassion for people living with HIV, to commemorate friends and colleagues who have suffered from its impacts, and to stand in solidarity with the millions who have lost their lives. For the members of the Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR), World AIDS Day reminds us of the importance of research, and we commend the ongoing dedication and accomplishments of Canadian researchers from across all HIV research disciplines and our community partners.
The collective commitment, discoveries and advancements of researchers from across the country have contributed greatly to improving the lives of people living with HIV as well as the prevention of its transmission here in Canada and globally. Great progress has been made but much more needs to be done. On this World AIDS Day, CAHR continues its pledge to remain engaged and relevant, relying on what has become a hallmark of our association: a shared dedication, enthusiasm, and willingness to work together to advance HIV research and discovery in Canada.
Dr. Keith Fowke, University of Manitoba