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State of the Region's Health 2007 - Focus on HIV/AIDS

Arrow BulletEpidemiology of HIV/AIDS

  • WomanThere were 58 new HIV infections in Peel Region in 2006. Incidence increased from 1.6 per 100,000 in 1986 to 4.6 per 100,000 in 2006 but the rate has remained stable since 2003. The incidence rate in Peel Region is about half the Ontario rate of 9.0 per 100,000.

  • The number of AIDS cases has declined in the past 20 years. This decrease was most marked after the mid-1990s when antiretroviral therapy was introduced.

  • Between 1997 and 2006 the incidence rate of HIV/AIDS was higher among males than females except in the under 20 age group where incidence was higher among females.

Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS (PDF 3 pages, 320KB)


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