Every day in Canada there are 7 new HIV infections.
Each new infection has a lifetime treatment cost of over $300,000.
1 in 5 Canadians living with HIV are not aware of their infection.
Our 2017 World AIDS Day campaign draws attention to the progress that has been made in the past three decades — despite the lack of funding for a national HIV awareness campaign this year.
Visit our WAD 2017 web page to find out more about HIV awareness and testing.
Previous World AIDS Day Campaigns have had a significant impact on reducing HIV infections
These impactful awareness campaigns contributed to reducing the percent people living with HIV who are unaware of their infection from 26% in 2009 to 21% in 2014 (more recent statistics are not available at this time). Click the image to download the PDF.