The Ontario HIV Epidemiology
and Surveillance Initiative
OHESI is a new provincial collaboration between agencies involved with HIV epidemiology and surveillance in Ontario.
The overall purpose of this new initiative is to contribute to achieving the vision, mission and goals of “Changing the Course of the HIV Prevention, Engagement and Care Cascade in Ontario HIV/AIDS Strategy to 2026.” In support of the strategy, the objectives of the OHESI are to understand, monitor and translate the epidemiology of HIV in the province of Ontario, in order to:
Understand the challenges along the prevention, engagement and care cascade.
Inform local and provincial policies and programs such that services can adjust to meet changing needs.
Provide the information needed to develop, implement and evaluate strategies and interventions, and integrate evidence into practice.
Monitor the provincial progress in achieving the goals of the strategy.