We are all part of the solution to ending the HIV epidemic in Canada.

We have not yet beaten HIV. Although there are better treatment options today, there is still no cure. Currently, one Canadian is diagnosed with HIV every four hours. Our rates are not going down, unlike other G7 countries which are seeing a reduction in the number of new HIV cases each year. We need to do more.

As of 2017…

There were an estimated


new HIV cases


of all new cases occurred among men who have sex with men.


of all new cases were among newcomers.


of all new cases were among youth.


of all new cases were among Indigenous people.


of new cases were among people who inject drugs.

CANFAR believes that ending the HIV epidemic in Canada is within reach. We have the tools and means to end the HIV epidemic in Canada, but we need to continue increasing awareness and education of HIV, especially among young people and key affected populations.

We all need to do our part in supporting people in Canada living with HIV, as well as those at risk of HIV transmission. Read more about what CANFAR is doing to raise awareness of HIV across Canada.

Our Story is REAL:





CANFAR’s National Awareness Programs aim to change perspectives, challenge HIV stigma, and promote health and well-being in our communities supporting people living with and affected by HIV.

Across Canada, people are sharing stories about living with HIV, getting tested, living on the streets, and fighting against HIV stigma. We are continually heartened by people’s stories of courage, resilience, and strength. CANFAR’s National Awareness Programs support people in creating change within their communities.

Real People. Real Stories. Real HIV.

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