Caring for those touched by HIV means delivering excellent healthcare and up-to-date, evidence based information. 

St. Paul’s was one of the first hospitals in Canada to treat HIV/AIDS patients – and today it is one of the world’s leading clinical and research centres for this disease, providing care to more than 65 per cent of the seropositive people in the province. A 25-bed ward provides care to inpatients receiving treatment for HIV/AIDS and its complications. Outpatients are served through the John Ruedy Immunodeficiency Clinic.


Providence Health Care has the expert skill and knowledge to provide world-class care. Our extensive HIV/AIDS program provides patients and families with comprehensive service information, treatment options and the assurance you need to know you or your loved one is receiving the highest quality of care possible.


Get the latest research and clinical thinking from our HIV/AIDS experts, along with important information you should know.

The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS is based at St. Paul’s Hospital (SPH) and is Canada’s largest HIV/AIDS research and treatment facility. Also based at SPH, is the national headquarters of the CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network (CTN). The CTN is an innovative partnership of clinical investigators, physicians, nurses, people living with HIV, and others that facilitates HIV and related co-infection clinical trials of the highest scientific and ethical standards. The rapid incorporation of research results into clinical practice ensures that people living with HIV receive a continually evolving standard of evidence-based care.


Since 1986, thousands of HIV-positive persons have received antiretroviral therapy at St. Paul’s, and the hospital’s residency program was the first in Canada to give physicians the opportunity to learn about treating this complex disease.


Providence Health Care hosts a variety of HIV/AIDS specific events for our patients, the general public, medical professionals, scientists and the media.


St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation raises funds for enhanced patient care, capital projects, equipment, research and teaching at St. Paul’s Hospital. You can support our world-leading HIV/AIDS patient care, research and medical teaching by making a targeted donation to support HIV/AIDS.