The Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation

Established by Dr. Peter Jepson-Young just prior to his death in 1992, The Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation operates the Dr. Peter Centre, a place of dignity and inclusion that helps to engage people in their HIV treatment by eliminating barriers that they may face in traditional health care settings. The Centre specializes in providing interdisciplinary health care to Vancouver’s most vulnerable people who are HIV-positive who are often challenged with addiction, homelessness, malnutrition, poverty and mental illness. Their integrated services include advanced nursing care, counselling, art and music therapy, recreation, and nutritious meals, offered via three core programs: Day Health, Specialized Nursing Care Residence, and Enhanced Supportive Housing. The inspirational work of the Dr. Peter Foundation is helping to lead the advancement of HIV/AIDS care throughout the world.

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