Summary: Estimates of HIV Incidence, Prevalence and Proportion Undiagnosed in Canada, 2014
The Public Health Agency of Canada (the Agency) produces national HIV and AIDS surveillance reports annually. These HIV and AIDS surveillance reports reflect information about individuals who have been tested and diagnosed; the data do not include individuals who are infected but have not been tested. Therefore, modelling and additional sources of information are required to produce estimates that describe the epidemic among all Canadians living with HIV, both diagnosed and undiagnosed. This is an activity that is undertaken around the world to monitor national and global HIV epidemics, and to guide prevention and control programs.
These estimates guide the work done by the Agency and other federal departments who, under the Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS in Canada, work jointly to address HIV and AIDS in Canada.
The Agency has produced national HIV incidence and prevalence estimates for Canada every three years since 1996. Estimates published in this report replace all previous estimates published by the Agency concerning HIV incidence, prevalence and proportion undiagnosed in Canada. In this summary, estimates for preceding years have been revised because updated data and new information are available, which allow for an improved analysis of the epidemic and more reliable historical estimates.
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