The Epidemiology of HIV in Canada

CATIE has just released the latest factsheet, offering a snapshot of the HIV epidemic in Canada. All epidemiological information is approximate, based on the best available data. The data contained in this fact sheet comes from the 2011 Estimates of HIV prevalence and incidence in Canada, published by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).CATIE Logo

Here are some interesting stats according to 2011 national HIV estimates:

The number of people living with HIV in Canada (prevalence) is increasing.

  • An estimated 71,300 Canadians were living with HIV at the end of 2011.
  • This represents an increase of 7,300 people (11%) since 2008.

One quarter of people living with HIV in Canada are unaware that they have HIV.

  • An estimated 17,980 people living with HIV remained undiagnosed in 2011.
  • This represents 25% of the estimated number of people living with HIV.

Almost 25,000 people living with HIV have died since the beginning of the epidemic.

  • By the end of 2011, an estimated 24,300 people with HIV had died due to an HIV-related illness or other cause.

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