By age

Data source: Public Health Ontario Laboratory HIV Datamart
 

Key points

  • In 2016, there were differences in age at diagnosis by sex. The most common age category at diagnosis was older for females (30 to 34 years of age) compared to males (25 to 29 years of age). However, a greater percent of female diagnoses were diagnosed at younger ages (less than 25 years of age) compared to males.
  • Diagnoses among males had a second peak in the 50 to 54 age category (men born in the 1960s).

 

Figures

Figure 1 Percent of new HIV diagnoses by age and sex, Ontario, 2016


Snapshot: The most common age category at diagnosis was 25 to 29 for males (18.5%) and 30 to 34 for females (16.5%). A greater percent of females were diagnosed at younger ages (less than 25) compared to males (15.3% vs. 9.5%). Diagnoses among males had a second peak in the 50 to 54 age category (12.3%). See Table 1 below for data.
 

Tables

Table 1 Percent of new HIV diagnoses by age and sex, Ontario, 2016

Notes: Data provided by the Public Health Ontario Laboratory (PHOL). Diagnoses with unknown sex and age excluded (approximately 1% of diagnoses).