HIV/AIDS Epi Updates - Chapter 8: HIV/AIDS among Aboriginal People in Canada

Under the Federal Initiative to Address HIV and AIDS in Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada (the Agency) synthesizes and shares knowledge on HIV, AIDS and other sexually transmitted and blood borne infections among priority populations. As part of this mandate, the Agency has developed a series of technical reports entitled HIV/AIDS Epi Updates which summarize recent trends and developments related to HIV and AIDS among specific populations in Canada.

This chapter of the HIV/AIDS Epi Updates series summarizes recent epidemiological information and findings from Canadian research on HIV in Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples (First Nations, Inuit and Métis). It begins with a demographic overview of the Aboriginal population using information from the 2011 National Household Survey and followed by surveillance data and estimates on HIV prevalence and incidence among Aboriginal people. The final section describes the factors, including determinants of health that affect the vulnerability of Aboriginal people to HIV and the experience of diagnosis, care, treatment and support for Aboriginal people living with HIV.

This document provides public health professionals, researchers, policy makers, and community organizations with current information on HIV and AIDS among Aboriginal people to help them develop and implement culturally relevant policy, research, prevention, education and support services that address the needs of Aboriginal people.

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Published by: Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)
Date: 2015
Type: Report
Language(s): English, French
Topic(s): HIV
Specific Population(s): Aboriginal peoples
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