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Updated March 2007
HIV/AIDS-Specific Country Profiles
Health and Development Profiles
Guidelines and Best Practices
Surveys and Assessments
Policy Reports and Papers
Journal Articles
National Organizations
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HIV/AIDS in Canada
Population, 201335,300,000
People living with HIV/AIDS, 2012nd
Women (aged 15+) with HIV/AIDS, 2012nd
Children with HIV/AIDS, 2012nd
Adult HIV prevalence (%), 2012nd
AIDS deaths, 2012nd
nd = No data
Source: Population Reference Bureau & UNAIDS
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HIV/AIDS-Specific Country Profiles
UNAIDS Country Profile
A brief summary of national socioeconomic conditions in the context of the HIV epidemic, and information (where available) on UNAIDS' country-level activities.
UNGASS 2008 Country Progress Report
Reports progress made in implementing the UN Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS. The report includes summary indicator data through the end of 2007. [PDF, 189K]
UNAIDS/WHO Epidemiological Fact Sheet
Statistics on the prevalence and incidence of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, and discussion of knowledge and behaviors related to HIV transmission. 2008. [PDF, 577K]
Health and Development Profiles
CIA World Factbook
Extensive data over a range of fields, including geography, population, government, the economy, the military, and communications.
Pan American Health Organization Country Health Profile
Contains indicators from PAHO's Core Health Data System, and a summary of the national health situation and trends. Also in Spanish.
Population Reference Bureau Country Profile
Key demographic, health, and development indicators, selected reports and articles, and links.
UNICEF Country Tables
Statistics in the areas of population, mortality, general and reproductive health, and education.
WHO Country Profile
Links to tables containing general health indicators, country profiles on specific diseases, and selected health-related documents. Also in Spanish and French.
Guidelines and Best Practices
Evaluation and treatment of the human immunodeficiency virus-1-exposed infant
King SM; American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric AIDS; American Academy of Pediatrics Infectious Diseases and Immunization Committee. Pediatrics. January 2009;123(1):175-187.
Canadian consensus guidelines for the management of pregnant HIV-positive women and their offspring
Burdge DR, Money DM, Forbes JC, Walmsley SL, Smaill FM, Boucher M, Samson LM, Steben M; Canadian HIV Trials Network Working Group on Vertical HIV Transmission. CMAJ 2003;168(13):1683-8. Revised on June 24, 2003. [PDF, 142K]
Canadian consensus guidelines for the care of HIV-positive pregnant women: putting recommendations into practice
Burdge DR, Money DM, Forbes JC, Walmsley SL, Smaill FM, Boucher M, Samson LM, Steben M; Canadian HIV Trials Network Working Group on Vertical HIV Transmission. CMAJ. 2003 Jun 24;168(13):1683-8.
Testing for human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection in pregnancy
Infectious Diseases and Immunization Committee; Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS). Pediatrics. March 2008;13(3):221-224.
Aboriginal Strategy on HIV/AIDS in Canada: Strategy Development Guidelines
Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network, August 21, 2001. [PDF, 171K]
Guidelines for Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV Infection
Anita R. Rachlis and Donald P. Zarowny, Canadian HIV Trials Network Antiretroviral Working Group. CMAJ 1998; 158:496-505. [PDF, 556K]
Surveys and Assessments
HIV/AIDS Surveillance and Epi Updates (1999-2006)
Surveillance and Risk Assessment Division (SRAD), Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).
HIV and AIDS in Canada
Surveillance Report to December 31, 2005. Produced by the Center for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, Public Health Agency of Canada.
Policy Reports and Papers
The Ethical Recruitment of Internationally Educated Health Professionals: Lessons from Abroad and Options for Canada
Canadian Policy Research Networks, January 2007.
Journal Articles
High Rates of Forward Transmission Events after Acute/Early HIV-1 Infection
Brenner BG, Roger M, Routy JP, Moisi D, Ntemgwa M, Matte C, Baril JG, Thomas R, Rouleau D, Bruneau J, Leblanc R, Legault M, Tremblay C, Charest H, Wainberg MA; Quebec Primary HIV Infection Study Group. J Infect Dis. 2007 Apr 1;195(7):951-9. Epub 2007 Feb 16.
Frequent needle exchange use and HIV incidence in Vancouver, Canada
Wood E, Lloyd-Smith E, Li K, Strathdee SA, Small W, Tyndall MW, Montaner JS, Kerr T. Am J Med. 2007 Feb;120(2):172-9.
Inadequacies in Antiretroviral Therapy Use Among Aboriginal and Other Canadian Populations
Miller CL, Spittal PM, Wood E, Chan K, Schechter MT, Montaner JS, Hogg RS. AIDS Care. 2006 Nov;18(8):968-76.
National Organizations
The Public Health Agency of Canada
Agency works closely with provinces and territories to keep Canadians healthy and help reduce pressures on the health care system. See also Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS in Canada.
Canadian HIV Trials Network (CTN)
By conducting ethical clinical trials, CTN aims to develop treatments, vaccines, and a cure for HIV/AIDS. Site features detailed trial results.
British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS
The Centre informs HIV/AIDS health care providers, develops innovative laboratory tests, and carries out clinical trials. Participants receive free antiretroviral treatment.
Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network
A coalition of individuals and organizations providing leadership, support, and advocacy for Aboriginal people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
The Canadian AIDS Society
Advocates on behalf of people and communities affected by HIV/AIDS, facilitates the development of programs, services and resources for community-based AIDS organizations across Canada, and provides a national framework for community-based participation in Canada's response to AIDS.
Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research
A national charitable foundation whose goal is to raise awareness in order to generate funds for research into all aspects of HIV infection and AIDS.
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
A charitable organization engaged in education, legal and ethical analysis, and policy development. Site features publications, project descriptions, and a virtual resource center.
Canadian Health Network/HIV/AIDS Centre
A collection of documents on prevention, transmission, care and support, testing, safer sex guidelines, and practical resources for people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. In English and French.
The Canadian Treatment Action Council
The Council works to raise awareness of issues of access to treatment and health care for people living with HIV/AIDS.
HIV/AIDS Web Sites
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange (CATIE)
Provides treatment information for people living with HIV, their families, care providers, AIDS service organizations, and health care intermediaries. In English and French.
Canadian HIV/AIDS Information Centre
A program of the Canadian Public Health Association funded by Health Canada which provides links to national and community organizations, hotlines and resource centers as well as updates on local conferences and events.
HIV Medication Guide
Features information on single- and multiple-HIV drug interactions, a customizable medication chart function, patient drug pamphlets, and more. Available in English and French.
Motherisk HIV Healthline and Network
An informational web site and hotline run by the Hospital for Sick Children at the University of Toronto. Includes information on HIV for patients and health care professionals.