By priority population 2017

Data source: Public Health Ontario Laboratory HIV Datamart

Key points

  • The majority of new HIV diagnoses between 2012 to 2017 were among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) who accounted for about 60% of new HIV diagnoses each year; followed by African, Caribbean and Black (ACB), women* , people who use injection drugs (PWID) and Indigenous people.
  • From 2012 to 2017, GBMSM accounted for three quarters of new HIV diagnoses among males but, since 2012/13, the proportion of new HIV diagnoses steadily increased among the ACB male population.
  • From 2012 to 2017, the ACB female population accounted for the majority of new HIV diagnoses among all females but that proportion decreased between 2014/15 and 2016/17 while, between 2012/13 and 2016/17, the proportion of new HIV diagnoses increased among females who use injection drugs and Indigenous females.
  • When ‘out-of-province’ diagnoses were excluded, the proportion of new HIV diagnoses in 2017 decreased among the ACB population, and increased in the PWID and Indigenous populations.
  • Go here for more information on priority populations and how new diagnoses are assigned to a population.

 

Figures

Figure 1 Percent of new HIV diagnoses by priority population (where known), Ontario, 2017


Snapshot: In 2017, the majority of new HIV diagnoses were among the GBMSM priority population, followed by the ACB, women*, PWID and Indigenous priority populations. When ‘out-of-province’ diagnoses were excluded, the percent ACB and the percent women* priority populations were lower.


Figure 2 Percent of new HIV diagnoses by priority population (where known), males, Ontario, 2017


Snapshot: In 2017, the majority of new HIV diagnoses among males were from the GBMSM priority population, followed by ACB, PWID and Indigenous priority populations. When ‘out-of-province’ diagnoses were excluded, the percent ACB priority population was slightly lower.


Figure 3 Percent of new HIV diagnoses by priority population (where known), females, Ontario, 2017

Snapshot: In 2017, the majority of new HIV diagnoses among females were from the ACB priority population, followed by PWID and Indigenous priority populations. When ‘out-of-province’ diagnoses were excluded, the percent ACB was lower and the percent PWID and Indigenous priority populations were higher.


Figure 4 Percent of new HIV diagnoses by priority population (where known), Ontario, 2012 to 2017


Snapshot: The percent of new HIV diagnoses has consistently been highest among the GBMSM priority population, followed by ACB, women*, PWID and Indigenous priority populations. The percent of new HIV diagnoses decreased in 2016/2017 among GBMSM and increased in all other priority populations compared to 2012/2013.


Figure 5 Percent of new HIV diagnoses by priority population (where known), males, Ontario, 2012 to 2017

Snapshot: The percent of new HIV diagnoses among males has consistently been highest among GBMSM, followed by ACB, PWID and Indigenous priority populations. The percent of new HIV diagnoses decreased in 2016/2017 among GBMSM and increased in the ACB and PWID priority populations compared to 2012/2013.


Figure 6 Percent of new HIV diagnoses by priority population (where known), females, Ontario, 2012 to 2017

Snapshot: The percent of new HIV diagnoses among females has consistently been highest among ACB, followed by PWID and Indigenous priority populations. The percent of new HIV diagnoses decreased in 2016/2017 among ACB and increased in all other priority populations compared to 2012/2013.

Tables

Table 1 Percent of new HIV diagnoses by sex and priority population, Ontario, 2017

Table 2 Percent of new HIV diagnoses by priority population, Ontario, 2012 to 2017

 

Notes: Data provided by Public Health Ontario Laboratory. GBMSM=gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men; ACB=African, Caribbean and Black; PWID=people who use injection drugs. Percentages based on a subset of diagnoses where race/ethnicity and/or country of birth were known (approximately 65-70% of diagnoses). 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.