Later this morning, Vancouver artist Tiko Kerr will publicly give credit to Dr. Julio Montaner for saving his life.
Four years ago, Kerr was dying as a result of an advanced HIV infection, prompting Montaner to wage a noisy campaign to get two experimental drugs approved by Health Canada.
Kerr was able to receive the treatments, and is now doing well. He will be at St. Paul's Hospital at 10 a.m. today (November 6) to honour Montaner, who is a researcher with the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS.
For an in-depth look at Montaner's work and work habits, see this article, which appeared in the Georgia Straight last May.