HIV and AIDS Statistics - Ontario

Updated November 2013

Overview

In Ontario, 32,547 persons (26,378 males, 4,941 females and 1,228 of unknown sex) were diagnosed with HIV infection from November 1985 to December 2011.

In 2011, there were 946 positive HIV tests reported in Ontario: a slight decrease from the 1,023 in 2010.

An estimated 67% of people living with HIV in Ontario know their HIV status. That means that 33% of people who have HIV do not know it.

It is estimated that there are currently 27,420 people living with HIV in Ontario.
To Date (1985 - 2011)

Men have accounted for 84% of all positive HIV test reports in Ontario since 1985. Women have accounted for 16% of all positive HIV test reports in Ontario.

HIV Diagnoses in Ontario 1985 - 2011
    • Gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men (MSM): 59.5%
    • Injection Drug Users (IDU): 7.7%
    • Heterosexual transmission (not including people from countries with high rates of HIV) 11.7%
    • People from countries with high rates of HIV: 13.4%
Most Recent Trends (2011)

HIV Diagnoses in Ontario in 2011:
    • Women: 21%, Men: 79%
    • Gay and bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM): 51.1%
    • Injection Drug Users (IDU): 6.3%
    • Heterosexual transmission (not including people from countries with high rates of HIV): 18.1%
    • People from countries with high rates of HIV infection: 21%

Sources

1.HIV/AIDS In Ontario: Preliminary Report, 2011. Robert S. Remis, MD, University of Toronto, August 2013