HIV/AIDS Epi Update – Chapter 1: National HIV Prevalence and Incidence Estimates for 2011

This HIV/AIDS Epi Update outlines the estimates of the total number of people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in Canada at the end of 2011 (prevalence) and the number of new HIV infections in Canada in 2011 (incidence). Estimates published in this report replace all previous estimates published by the Public Health Agency of Canada (the Agency) of HIV prevalence and incidence in Canada because new data and methods have permitted an improved analysis of the epidemic and have led to more reliable estimates.

National estimates of HIV prevalence and incidence are part of ongoing risk assessment and management work conducted by the Centre for Communicable Diseases and Infection Control (CCDIC) at the Public Health Agency of Canada. They are used as a tool to monitor the HIV epidemic in Canada and to help evaluate and guide prevention efforts. Furthermore, information on national HIV prevalence and incidence among key populations in Canada provides a more accurate picture of the HIV epidemic and can help improve reach and impact of national programs. These estimates are also used to inform the work that the Agency and other federal departments perform under the Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS in Canada.

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Published by: Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)
Date: 2014
Type: Report
Language(s): English, French
Topic(s): HIV
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