HIV in Canada: infographic

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Organization: Public Health Agency of Canada

Type: Infographic

Published: 2018-07-16

In 2016, an estimated 63,110 people were living with HIV.

Canada's progress to meet HIV 90-90-90 targets by 2020:

In 2016

  • 86% of Canadians living with HIV were diagnosed
  • 81% of Canadians diagnosed with HIV were on treatment
  • 91% of HIV positive Canadians on treatment had achieved viral suppression

In 2016, an estimated 2,165 new HIV infections occurred.

6 Canadians were infected with HIV every day.

Transmission of new HIV infections

  • Male-to-male sexual contact - 53%
  • Heterosexual contact - 33%
  • Injection drug use - 11%
  • Male-to-male sexual contact & injection drug use - 3%

To learn more about HIV and what you can do to prevent the virus, visit: and search HIV/AIDS.

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