HIV Infection

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HIV Infection, Chapter 11


Ahmed M. Bayoumi
Naushaba Degani
Robert R. Remis
Sharon L. Walmsley
Peggy Millson
Mona Loutfy
Tamara Daly
LaRon E. Nelson
Sandra Gardner
Laurel Challacombe
Sharmista Mishra
Arlene S. Bierman


HIV prevention and care is complex and directly influenced by stigma, marginalization, and the social determinants of health. The POWER Study HIV Infection chapter reports on indicators related to HIV infection including sections on incidence, prevalence and risk behaviours; community services for HIV; clinical care; and HIV outcomes. This chapter provides critical information on patterns of care for women and men in Ontario, and how they vary by socioeconomic, demographic, HIV exposure category, and regional characteristics.

We report on the different aspects of HIV infection as follows:
  • Population health status
  • Screening
  • Testing
  • Treatment
  • Mortality
  • Pregnancy
  • Community Planning