By race/ethnicity

Data source: Public Health Ontario Laboratory HIV Datamart
 

Key points

  • Overall, the majority of new HIV diagnoses over the past decade were consistently White – accounting for just over half of new diagnoses each year. About a quarter of new diagnoses each year were Black.
  • Compared to males, a higher percent of new female diagnoses were Black or Indigenous people.
  • Between 2011 and 2016, there was an increase in the percent of new female diagnoses who were White or Indigenous.

 

Figures

Figure 1 Percent of new HIV diagnoses by race/ethnicity (where known), both sexes, Ontario, 2011 to 2016


Snapshot: The percent of new diagnoses has consistently been highest among White people followed by Black people. Between 2011-2012 and 2015-2016, the percent East/Southeast Asian increased from 5.4% to 7.4% and Arab/West Asian increased from 1.2% to 2.7%. See Table 1 below for data.


Figure 2 Percent of new HIV diagnoses by race/ethnicity (where known), males, Ontario, 2011 to 2016


Snapshot: The percent of new male diagnoses has consistently been highest among White people followed by Black people. Between 2011-2012 and 2015-2016, the percent East/Southeast Asian increased from 6.5% to 9.0% and Arab/West Asian increased from 1.6% to 2.8%.


Figure 3 Percent of new HIV diagnoses by race/ethnicity (where known), females, Ontario, 2011 to 2016


Snapshot: The percent of new female diagnoses has consistently been highest among Black people followed by White people. Between 2011-2012 and 2015-2016, the percent Black decreased from 66.4% to 48.8%, White increased from 22.5% to 34.6%, Indigenous increased from 3.3% to 7.4% and Arab/West Asian increased from 0.0% to 2.3%.
 

Tables

Table 1 Percent of new HIV diagnoses by sex and race/ethnicity (where known), Ontario, 2011 to 2016




Notes: Data provided by Public Health Ontario Laboratory. Diagnoses where race/ethnicity was unknown were excluded (approximately 35% of diagnoses). See Table 5.1 for underlying data.