World AIDS Day 2022
- What is World AIDS Day?
- We have eight years left
- HIV/AIDS in Canada
- World AIDS Day digital toolkit
- Order resources for World AIDS Day 2022
- Build your own HIV testing postcard or poster
- Share information about HIV
- Take an online course on HIV
- Get more information
- A history of HIV/AIDS
- Find World AIDS Day events
What is World AIDS Day?
World AIDS Day, December 1, which also launches the start of Indigenous AIDS Awareness Week in Canada, is a time for reflection on what we have achieved with regard to the national and global response to HIV, and what we still must achieve.
This year’s UNAIDS theme is Equalize, reminding us that HIV thrives where inequities persist. Intersecting epidemics - such as COVID-19, syphilis, and the poisoned drug supply - require intersectional responses. Without strategies to meet these needs, however, we may see a resurgence of HIV that would threaten our public health response to interconnected epidemics.
We have eight years left
It’s been just over a month since I took the reins as CATIE’s new executive director, but the countdown is already on. We have less than eight years for Canada to eliminate HIV and hepatitis C as public health threats.
HIV/AIDS in Canada
How close is Canada to reaching its global targets for HIV testing, treatment and viral suppression? Find out with this updated infographic poster, available online or in print through the CATIE Ordering Centre.
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) monitors the HIV epidemic in Canada. PHAC estimated that at the end of 2020 there were 62,790 Canadians with HIV. An estimated 90% of the people in Canada with HIV were diagnosed and aware they had HIV. This means that an estimated 10% of people with HIV were undiagnosed at the end of 2020.
For a summary of the most recent estimates for HIV infections in Canada see Estimates of HIV incidence, prevalence and Canada’s progress on meeting the 90-90-90 HIV targets, 2020.
World AIDS Day digital toolkit
Are you looking for images, videos and sample messaging to promote #WorldAIDSDay and Indigenous AIDS Awareness Week (#IAAW) in your organization's email newsletters or social media channels? CATIE has created a toolkit with downloadable multimedia files. Check it out.
Visit the CATIE Ordering Centre for recommended educational resources to spread awareness in your community.
Use our new online tool to design a postcard or poster with a key message about HIV testing that you think will resonate best with your community. You can choose from six messages and 10 images and customize your resource with information on where to get tested in your region. Testing is something that anyone can do to take care of their own health, and the health of others in their community. Get creative!
Watch and share these CATIE videos:
Visit eduCATIE.ca for CATIE’s self-directed online courses for service providers:
Get more information
Learn more about HIV testing, prevention, treatment and care from CATIE’s publications.
- HIV Basics
- HIV Testing: Everything you need to know
- I Know My HIV Status: Facts About HIV Testing
- Seven Ways to Prevent HIV
- The Power of Undetectable: What you need to know about HIV treatment as prevention
- PrEP to Prevent HIV: Your Questions Answered
- 8 Questions About PrEP for Guys
- PEP: Preventing HIV after a potential exposure
- Managing your health during the COVID-19 pandemic: Information for people living with HIV
- The Positive Side
For youth-friendly information, check out Sexfluent, a site for youth from the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR).
A history of HIV/AIDS
A timeline of some of the important Canadian and international developments that have occurred over the history of the HIV epidemic.
What's happening in your community for World AIDS Day?
A listing of World AIDS Day events across Canada.