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HIV/AIDS Reports and Publications

HIV Transmission Risk: A Summary of Evidence

This report provides a synthesis of the current scientific evidence on the risk of transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) associated with sexual activities, injection and other drug use, and mother-to-child (vertical) transmission. This technical document is intended for use by health authorities and professional organizations to inform the development of policies, programs, and/or guidelines aimed at preventing HIV transmission.

HIV Screening and Testing Guide

The Public Health Agency of Canada estimates that, in 2011, 25% of people living with HIV in Canada were unaware of their infection. This guide is designed to complement existing efforts to support care providers involved in HIV testing, including primary care providers, Public Health nurses, counsellors, social workers, community health workers, midwives, community-based service providers and others in an effort to reduce the number of undiagnosed HIV infections in Canada. This guide does not supersede any provincial/territorial legislative, regulatory, policy and practice requirements or professional guidelines that govern and inform the practice of care providers in their respective jurisdictions. Care providers should comply with local Public Health regulations when conducting HIV testing.

Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS in Canada

The Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS in Canada signals a renewed federal approach to HIV/AIDS in Canada. A partnership of the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Health Canada and Correctional Service Canada, the Federal Initiative is pursuing a vision where Canada is free from HIV and AIDS and the underlying conditions that make Canadians vulnerable to the epidemic, and where people, not systems, are the centre of the federal response.

The Canadian HIV Vaccines Plan: Towards a World Without AIDS

This document is the result of a collaborative process involving researchers, government and the community. Canada has the expertise, experience and resources to make a significant contribution to the global effort to develop HIV vaccines and deliver them to all people who need them, including Canadians. The Canadian HIV Vaccines Plan outlines Canada's contributions to this effort and articulates the vision for Canada's involvement throughout.

To obtain a copy of this report, please send your request to:

Centre for Communicable Diseases and Infection Control
Public Health Agency of Canada
100 Eglantine Driveway, Health Canada Building
Room 2410, A.L. 0602C, Tunney's Pasture
Ottawa, ON K1A 0K9
E-Mail: ccdic-clmti@phac-aspc.gc.ca

The United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on HIV/AIDS Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS

Since the creation of the Declaration in 2001, the Government of Canada has submitted reports to the Secretary General of the United Nations detailing Canada's progress in meeting the UNGASS Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS. These documents are used by UNAIDS to report on the global HIV/AIDS epidemic.

HIV/AIDS Epidemiology Reports

Epi Updates

HIV/AIDS Epi Updates summarize recent trends and developments related to the HIV epidemic in Canada. Topics include national HIV estimates, HIV testing and reporting, population-specific analyses and risk behaviours.

To obtain a copy of earlier or previous versions of a report, send your request to:

Centre for Communicable Diseases and Infection Control
Public Health Agency of Canada
100 Eglantine Driveway, Health Canada Building
Room 2410, A.L. 0602C, Tunney's Pasture
Ottawa, ON K1A 0K9
E-Mail: ccdic-clmti@phac-aspc.gc.ca

Other Epi Reports (Archived Content)

Sexual Health and STI Publications

STI National Research/Surveillance and Epidemiology Publications

HIV/AIDS Surveillance Reports

HIV and AIDS in Canada: Surveillance Reports

HIV and AIDS in Canada: Surveillance Reports provide a semi-annual snapshot of persons who have been diagnosed with HIV and AIDS in Canada. These reports include a summary of main findings, followed by a more detailed breakdown of positive HIV test reports, the HIV status of infants exposed perinatally to HIV infection, reported AIDS diagnoses in Canada, mortality due to HIV/AIDS in Canada, and international statistics on AIDS.

To obtain a copy of earlier or previous versions of a report, send your request to:

Centre for Communicable Diseases and Infection Control
Public Health Agency of Canada
100 Eglantine Driveway, Health Canada Building
Room 2410, A.L. 0602C, Tunney's Pasture
Ottawa, ON K1A 0K9
E-Mail: ccdic-clmti@phac-aspc.gc.ca

Enhanced Surveillance of HIV/AIDS

PHAC's Centre for Communicable Diseases and Infection Control has established the Tracks Enhanced System in collaboration with local and provincial health departments and community-based organizations. This system consists of behavioural and biological surveillance designed to monitor the prevalence of HIV and other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections and associated risk behaviours at sentinel sites across Canada among the following key populations:

  • People from countries where HIV is endemic: E-Track Overview and Reports
  • Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men: M-Track Overview and Reports (Archived Content)
  • People living with HIV: P-Track Overview
  • Street-involved youth: Y-Track (formerly E-SYS) Overview and Reports

Population-Specific HIV/AIDS Status Reports

Population Updates

Federal/Provincial/Territorial Advisory Committee on AIDS Publications