By health region 2017

Data source: Public Health Ontario Laboratory HIV Datamart

Key points

  • Health regions are aggregations of public health units. Go here for more information.
  • In 2017, the number of new HIV diagnoses was more than four times higher and the HIV diagnosis rate was almost three times higher in Toronto than in other health regions. The next highest HIV diagnosis rates were in Ottawa followed by the South West health region.
  • New diagnosis rates were two to five times higher in males than in females across all health regions, with the greatest difference in sex in Toronto and the smallest difference in sex in Ottawa.
  • In 2016/17 compared to 2012/13, the new HIV diagnosis rate increased among males in all regions except Ottawa where there was a decrease; and it increased among females in all regions except Toronto where there was a decrease.
  • When ‘out-of-province’ diagnoses were excluded, the number and rate of new HIV diagnoses in 2017 were proportionally lower across all health regions.

Figures

Figure 1 Number of new HIV diagnoses by health region, Ontario, 2017

Snapshot: In 2017, the number of new HIV diagnoses was highest in Toronto and lowest in the Northern and Eastern regions. When ‘out-of-province’ diagnoses were excluded, the number of new HIV diagnoses was lower in all regions.


Figure 2 Rate of new HIV diagnoses per 100,000 people by health region, Ontario, 2017

Snapshot: In 2017, the new HIV diagnosis rate was highest in Toronto and lowest in the Eastern region. When ‘out-of-province’ diagnoses were excluded, the new HIV diagnoses rate was lower in all regions.


Figure 3 Number of new HIV diagnoses, by health region and sex, Ontario, 2017

Snapshot: In 2017, the number of male and female new HIV diagnoses was highest in Toronto and lowest in the Northern and Eastern regions.


Figure 4 Rate of new HIV diagnoses per 100,000 people by health region and sex, Ontario, 2017

Snapshot: In 2017, the rate of male and female new HIV diagnoses was highest in Toronto and lowest in the Eastern region.


Figure 5 Rate of new HIV diagnoses per 100,000 people by health region, Ontario, 2012 to 2017

Snapshot: The rate of new HIV diagnoses has consistently been highest in the Toronto region, followed by the Ottawa region. The rate of new HIV diagnoses decreased in 2016/2017 in the Toronto and Ottawa regions and increased in all other regions compared to 2012/2013.


Figure 6 Rate of new HIV diagnoses per 100,000 people by health region, males, Ontario, 2012 to 2017

Snapshot: The rate of new HIV diagnoses among males has consistently been highest in the Toronto region, followed by the Ottawa region. The rate of new HIV diagnoses among males decreased in 2016/2017 in the Toronto and Ottawa regions and increased in all other regions compared to 2012/2013.


Figure 7 Rate of new HIV diagnoses per 100,000 people by health region, females, Ontario, 2012 to 2017

Snapshot: The rate of new HIV diagnoses among females was highest in Toronto in 2012/2013 and highest in Ottawa in 2016/2017. The rate of new HIV diagnoses among females decrease in 2016/2017 in the Toronto region and increased (although not always linearly) in all other regions compared to 2012/2013.

 

Tables

Table 1a Number and rate of new HIV diagnoses per 100,000 people, by health region and sex, Ontario, 2017

 

Table 1b Number and rate of new HIV diagnoses per 100,000 people, by health region and sex, Ontario, 2017 (Excluding ‘out-of-province’ diagnoses)

 

Table 2 Number and rate of new HIV diagnoses per 100,000 people, by health region and sex, Ontario, 2012 to 2017

 

Notes: Data provided by Public Health Ontario Laboratory. Health regions are groupings of Public Health Units. 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. Rates calculated using Statistics Canada population estimates for all ages, accessed 04/09/2018.