By health region and priority population 2017

Data source: Public Health Ontario Laboratory HIV Datamart

Key points

  • Health regions are aggregations of public health units. Go here for more information.
  • Compared to other health regions, among all new diagnoses within each health region, the proportion of new HIV diagnoses who were GBMSM was highest in Toronto (followed by Eastern), the proportion of new HIV diagnoses who were ACB was highest in Ottawa (followed by Central East), the proportion of new HIV diagnoses who were PWID was the highest in Northern (followed by South West), the proportion of new HIV diagnoses who were Indigenous was highest in Northern (followed by South West) and the proportion of new diagnoses who were women*[1] was highest in Northern (followed by Ottawa).

 

[1] Women* includes Cis and Trans women, including ACB, PWID, Indigenous women, and other women who face systemic and social inequities, are more likely to be exposed to HIV through a sexual or drug using partner. Data is shown for all Cis and Trans women.

Figures

Figure 1 Percent new HIV diagnoses in gay, bisexual or other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) of all new HIV diagnoses within health regions, Ontario, 2012 to 2017 (combined)

Snapshot: The percent of new HIV diagnoses in GBMSM of all new HIV diagnoses within each health region ranged from 71.8% in Toronto to 28.0% in the Northern health region.


Figure 2 Percent new HIV diagnoses in African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) of all new HIV diagnoses within health regions, Ontario, 2012 to 2017 (combined)

Snapshot: The percent of new HIV diagnoses who were ACB of all new HIV diagnoses within each health region ranged from 41.3% in Ottawa to 6.8% in the Eastern health region.


Figure 3 Percent new HIV diagnoses in persons who use injection drugs (PWID) of all new HIV diagnoses within health regions, Ontario, 2012 to 2017 (combined)

Snapshot: The percent of new HIV diagnoses who were PWID within each health region ranged from 49.5% in the Northern health region to 5.5% in Toronto.


Figure 4 Percent new HIV diagnoses in Indigenous of all new HIV diagnoses within health regions, Ontario, 2012 to 2017 (combined)

Snapshot: The percent of new HIV diagnoses who were Indigenous of all new HIV diagnoses within each health region ranged from 30.1% in the Northern health region to 1.1% in Toronto.


Figure 5 Percent new HIV diagnoses in women* of all new HIV diagnoses within health regions, Ontario, 2012 to 2017 (combined)

Snapshot: The percent of new HIV diagnoses who were women* of all new HIV diagnoses within each health region ranged from 31.2% in the Northern health region to 15.5% in Toronto.


Tables

Table 1 Percent new HIV diagnoses by priority population of all new HIV diagnoses within health regions, Ontario, 2012 to 2017 (combined)

 

Notes: Data provided by Public Health Ontario Laboratory. Health regions are groupings of Public Health Units. Percentages based on a subset of diagnoses where race/ethnicity and/or country of birth were known (approximately 65-70% of diagnoses) and where individuals could be assigned to at least one priority population.. Diagnoses were assigned to a health region based on their address of residence or, if unknown, the address of the ordering provider. Please see here for more details about health regions. Women* includes Cis and Trans women, including ACB, PWID, Indigenous women, and other women who face systemic and social inequities, are more likely to be exposed to HIV through a sexual or drug using partner. Data is shown for all Cis and Trans women.