Toronto continues to be the epicentre of the epidemic in Canada, with an estimate of over 18,000 people currently living with HIV/AIDS. Every day there are two new HIV infections in Toronto. Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) continue to be the most at risk, MaKing up the majority of new infections AND people living with HIV/AIDS in our city.
Treatment advances continue to improve the life expectancy of most people with HIV/AIDS who are accessing treatment, continuing the evolution OF HIV/AIDS INTO a chronic, manageable illness. As treatment becomes more normalized and as people living with HIV/AIDS age, there will continue to be challenges for effective responses to health issues that are complicated by, but not caused by, HIV.
HIV/AIDS in Toronto TODAY 67% of newly diagnosed women were from countries
55% of all of Ontarioâ€™s positive HIV test reports in
where HIV is endemic.
2008 were in Toronto.
72% of all people currently living with HIV/AIDS in
Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men continue to form the largest group of new HIV infections in Toronto. In 2008 they accounted for 56% of all new HIV diagnoses.
Toronto are gay/bisexual men.
612 Torontonians were diagnosed HIV positive in 2008. 625 Torontonians were diagnosed HIV positive in 2007.
Although HIV diagnoses among women have declined to 20% of all cases in 2008, infection rates among women are still higher than they were 10 years ago.
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