Data source: Public Health Ontario Laboratory HIV Datamart
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- In 2016, the testing rate per 1,000 people was more than twice as high in Toronto Central (83) compared to the other LHINs, where the rate ranged from 23 (North Simcoe Muskoka) to 41 (Central).
- The 2016 positivity rate was highest in Toronto Central (0.32%) followed by South West (0.26%). The positivity rate ranged from 0.07% (Mississauga Halton) to 0.18% (Champlain) in the other LHINs.
Figure 1 Number of HIV tests (thousands) by local health integration network, both sexes, Ontario, 2016
Snapshot: In 2016, the number of HIV tests was highest in Toronto Central (105,375) and lowest in South East (14,675), North East (14,375), North Simcoe Muskoka (11,307) and North West (8,367). See Table 1 below for data.
Figure 2 HIV testing rate per 1,000 people by local health integration network, both sexes, Ontario, 2016
Snapshot: The number of tests per 1,000 people was highest in Toronto Central (83.3) and lowest in North Simcoe Muskoka (23.3). See Table 1 below for data.
Figure 3 HIV test positivity rate by local health integration network, both sexes, Ontario, 2016
Snapshot: In 2016, the positivity rate was highest in Toronto Central (0.32%) and lowest in North Simcoe Muskoka (0.08%) and Mississauga Halton (0.07%). See Table 1 below for data.
Table 1 Number and rate of HIV tests per 1,000 people and positivity rate by LHIN, Ontario, 2016
|LHIN||Number of tests||Rate per 1,000 people||Positivity rate|
|Erie St. Clair||17,044||26.5||0.15|
|Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant||38,497||26.4||0.17|
|North Simcoe Muskoka||11,307||23.3||0.08|
Notes: Data provided by Public Health Ontario Laboratory. HIV-negative prenatal tests not included. Tests from out of province (less than 1%) or with unknown LHIN (approximately 0.01%) were excluded. Tests are assigned to a health region based on their address of residence or, if unknown, the address of the ordering provider. About 27% of tests are missing information on address of residence and assigned based on provider address. Maps created using Statistics Canada boundary files.