Where is HIV hitting hardest?


While HIV does not discriminate and can affect anyone, Canada’s HIV epidemic is concentrated in key populations – a result of both biological risk factors and the social determinants of health.

While roughly one out of every 10,000 Canadians is newly infected with HIV every year, the HIV incidence rate is much higher among Aboriginal peoples, Canadians born in countries where HIV is endemic, people who inject drugs, and men who have sex with men.


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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.


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