Researchers pivot as Canada’s HIV research funding falls behind other countries: Opinion

Canada’s research on HIV is falling behind that of other countries, writes Maxime Bilodeau for University Affairs. While Canadian researchers developed one of the first effective treatments for HIV, Bilodeau states that funding for HIV research in Canada has dwindled. Some researchers have responded by narrowing their focus to more unique areas, while others have sought funding from bodies outside Canada like the National Institutes of Health in the US. Bilodeau concludes that researchers are hopeful that the Government of Canada’s recent reinvestment in research and innovation will help encourage student recruitment into HIV labs.

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