Prevention in Focus

Spring 2016 

Fast facts: New HIV infections in Canada

7: the number of Canadians infected with HIV every day in 2014*

How is HIV currently transmitted in Canada?54.3%: the percentage of new infections in Canada contracted through through sex between men in 2014*

32.6%: the percentage of new infections in Canada contracted through heterosexual sex in 2014*

10.5%: the percentage of new infections in Canada contracted through injection drug use in 2014*

2.5%: the percentage of new infections in Canada contracted through either sex between men or injection drug use in 2014*

 

1 in 4: the ratio of new HIV infections in Canada among females compared to males in 2014*

 

13.9%: the percentage of new HIV infections in Canada that are in people born in countries where HIV is endemic in 2014*New HIV infections in Canada occur disproportionately among Aboriginal people and people from countries where HIV is endemic.

2.5%: the percentage of the Canadian population born in countries where HIV is endemic

 

10.8%: the percentage of new HIV infections in Canada that are in Aboriginal people in 2014*

4.3%: the percentage of the Canadian population that are Aboriginal people*

 

75,550: The number of Canadians living with HIV in Canada up to the end of 2014*

21%: the percentage of HIV-positive Canadians who don’t know their status in 2014*

*Based on 2014 estimates

Resources

HIV/AIDS in Canada – 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 Proportion Undiagnosed in Canada, 2014. Surveillance and Epidemiology Division, Professional Guidelines and Public Health Practice Division, Centre for Communicable Diseases and Infection Control, Public Health Agency of Canada, 2015. Available at: http://www.catie.ca/sites/default/files/2014-HIV-Estimates-in-Canada-EN.pdf