Overall 2017

Data source: Public Health Ontario Laboratory HIV Datamart

Key points

  • There were a total of 916 new HIV diagnoses in Ontario in 2017, down from 1,066 in 2008 but up from 784 in 2013.
  • Over the same 10-year period, the rate of new HIV diagnoses (i.e. number of new diagnoses per 100,000 people[1]) dropped from 8.3 in 2008 to 5.8 in 2013 (-30.1%) and then increased to 6.5 (+12.1%) in 2017.
  • The increase in the number and rate of new HIV diagnoses in Ontario from 2016 to 2017 appears to be due to an increase in ‘out-of-province’ diagnoses.
  • When ‘out-of-province’ diagnoses are removed from the analysis: there were 797 new HIV diagnoses in Ontario in 2017, down from 1,038 in 2008 but up from 747 in 2013; and the rate of new HIV diagnoses per 100,000 people dropped from 8.1 in 2008 to 5.5 in 2013 (-32.1%) and then increased to 5.6 (+1.8%) in 2017.

 

[1] Rates of new diagnoses are a more accurate reflection of trends because they take into account any changes in the size of the population. All rates reported are per 100,000 people.

 

Figures

Figure 1 Number of new HIV diagnoses, Ontario, 2008 to 2017

Snapshot: The number of new HIV diagnoses has increased since a low in 2013 when there were 784 new HIV diagnoses and 747 excluding ‘out-of-province’ diagnoses.


Figure 2 Rate of new HIV diagnoses per 100,000 people, Ontario, 2008 to 2017


Snapshot: The new HIV diagnosis rate has increased since a low in 2013 when the rate was 5.8 per 100,000 people for new diagnoses and 5.5 per 100,00 people when excluding ‘out-of-province’ diagnoses.

Tables

Table 1 Number and rate of new HIV diagnoses per 100,000 people, both sexes, Ontario, 2007 to 2016

 

Notes: Data provided by Public Health Ontario Laboratory. See technical notes for definitions. Rates calculated using Statistics Canada population estimates for all ages, accessed 04/09/2018.