Vancouver HIV/AIDS center opens
Health officials in Canada last week announced the opening of the Doctor Peter Centre, a residential and care center for people with HIV/AIDS, in Vancouver, CBC News reports. The center is the first of its kind in Canada, and was the dream of Peter Jepson-Young, MD, a doctor who died of AIDS-related complications in 1992. Jepson-Young had a series of television broadcasts in the 1980s and 1990s called the "Dr. Peter Diaries," which helped educate Canadians about AIDS and HIV prevention. The new center includes 22 housing units and a center that will provide holistic care for HIV-positive people in the region. Vancouver is home to three-quarters of the HIV-positive people in British Columbia.