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Fast Facts: HIV/AIDS in Canada

Spring 2014

Every 3 hours, a person is infected with HIV in Canada.

Every 3 hours, a person is infected with HIV in Canada.1

Half of the 71,300 Canadians living with HIV are men who have sex with men.

Half of the 71,300 Canadians living with HIV are men who have sex with men.2

Almost 1 in 4 people living with HIV in Canada are women.

Almost 1 in 4 people living with HIV in Canada are women.2

Aboriginal people make up 12% of new HIV infections in Canada, but only 4% of the Canadian population.

Aboriginal people make up 12% of new HIV infections2 in Canada, but only 4% of the Canadian population.3

Are you one of the 25% of Canadians living with HIV who don't know it?

Are you one of the 25% of Canadians living with HIV who don't know it?

There are more than 10 different ways to prevent an HIV infection. How many can you name?

There are more than 10 different ways to prevent an HIV infection. How many can you name?

Treatment has extended the life expectancy of young Canadians living with HIV to their early 70s.

Treatment has extended the life expectancy of young Canadians living with HIV to their early 70s.4


Resource

HIV/AIDS in Canada -- Infographic poster


References

  1. Based on: Public Health Agency of Canada. Summary: Estimates of HIV Prevalence and Incidence in Canada, 2011. Surveillance and Epidemiology Division, Professional Guidelines and Public Health Practice Division, Centre for Communicable Diseases and Infection Control, Public Health Agency of Canada, 2012.
  2. Public Health Agency of Canada. Summary: Estimates of HIV Prevalence and Incidence in Canada, 2011. Surveillance and Epidemiology Division, Professional Guidelines and Public Health Practice Division, Centre for Communicable Diseases and Infection Control, Public Health Agency of Canada, 2012.
  3. Statistics Canada. Aboriginal Peoples in Canada: First Nations People, Métis and Inuit. 2013.
  4. Samji H, Cescon A, Hogg RS, et al. Closing the gap: Increases in life expectancy among treated HIV-positive individuals in the United States and Canada. PLoS ONE. 2013;8(12):e81355.


  
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This article was provided by Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange. It is a part of the publication Prevention in Focus: Spotlight on Programming and Research. Visit CATIE's Web site to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
 
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