World AIDS Day: Nine things you should know about HIV in Canada

[From The Globe and Mail, Tara Peterson, Dec 1, 2014] As the globe marks World AIDS Day on Monday, we turn our attention to HIV/AIDS here at home with nine surprising facts about HIV in Canada.

1. A person is infected with HIV in Canada every three hours.

In Saskatchewan, where the prevalence rate is three times the national average, a person is infected even more frequently.

2. Twenty-five per cent of HIV-positive people in Canada don’t know they’re infected.

The proportion of heterosexual people who don’t know they’re infected is even higher (34 per cent).

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