HIV across Canada


As AIDS Awareness Week begins and with World AIDS Day coming up on Monday, December 1, people and organizations across the country are talking about HIV at home and abroad. This week, one of the questions we’ll be asked most frequently at CATIE is: “What does HIV look like in Canada today?”

Well, that depends on where you are. Canada’s HIV epidemic is concentrated in key populations, but it varies from region to region. In some provinces, HIV incidence and prevalence rates are highest among men who have sex with men, while in others it is highest among people who inject drugs or heterosexual populations.

Using statistics from the Public Health Agency of Canada, we created these infographics to illustrate which populations are mostly affected by HIV across the country, and how the situation differs in every region.



Infographic posters

New HIV infections in Canada: Order online | Download the PDF

People living with HIV in Canada: Order online | Download the PDF

Please note that these infographics are based on 2011 estimates from the Public Health Agency of Canada. New estimates broken down by region and population are expected to be released in 2016.


2 Responses

    • Hi Sharon! Great question. These infographics are based on statistics for HIV exposure categories, not populations. There are other statistics that are more useful for looking at the disproportionate impact of HIV among Aboriginal populations, some of which we included in another infographic:

      If you’re looking for more in-depth information, please have a look at the relevant section in our primer for service providers, HIV in Canada:

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