Prevention in Focus

Spring 2019 

Fast facts: HIV in Canada

Canada’s progress on 90-90-90 targets

In 2016*:

63,110: the number of Canadians with HIV

54,020: the number of Canadians with HIV who had been diagnosed

86%: the percentage of Canadians with HIV who had been diagnosed

43,680: the number of Canadians with HIV who were on treatment

81%: the percentage of Canadians diagnosed with HIV who had started treatment

39,960: the number of Canadians who had achieved viral suppression

91%: the percentage of Canadians on treatment who had achieved viral suppression

How is HIV currently transmitted in Canada?

HIV/AIDS in Canada - Infographic Poster

6: the number of Canadians infected with HIV every day in 2016*

13.6%: the percentage of new HIV infections in Canada that are in people born in countries where HIV is endemic in 2016*

11.3%: the percentage of new HIV infections in Canada that are in Aboriginal people in 2016*

53%: the percentage of new infections in Canada contracted through sex between men in 2016*

33%: the percentage of new infections in Canada contracted through heterosexual sex in 2016*

11%: the percentage of new infections in Canada contracted through injection drug use in 2016*

3%: the percentage of new infections in Canada contracted through either sex between men or injection drug use in 2016*

1 in 4: the ratio of new HIV infections in Canada among females compared to males in 2016*

*Based on 2016 estimates

Resources

Canada's progress on 90-90-90 targets [Order online] – CATIE infographic poster

HIV/AIDS in Canada [Order online] – CATIE infographic poster

The Epidemiology of HIV in Canada – CATIE fact sheet

Reference

Public Health Agency of Canada. Summary: Estimates of HIV Incidence, Prevalence and Canada’s Progress on Meeting the 90-90-90 HIV targets, 2016. Public Health Agency of Canada, 2018. Available from: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/diseases-conditions/summary-estimates-hiv-incidence-prevalence-canadas-progress-90-90-90.html

 

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