The Ontario HIV Epidemiology and Surveillance Initiative (OHESI) has release of a new report titled “HIV care cascade in Ontario by sex, age and health region: Linkage to care, in care, on antiretroviral treatment and virally suppressed.”
The report demonstrate improved engagement in Ontario’s HIV cascade for both sexes and across all age groups and health regions. However, cascade estimates were generally lower for people of younger ages and those living in the Northern health region, and slightly lower for females and those living in Ottawa.
OHESI is a provincial collaboration between agencies involved with HIV epidemiology and surveillance in Ontario. The report has been compiled using a cohort of people with diagnosed HIV who are living in Ontario, created using linked HIV diagnostic and viral load tests from public health laboratory systems. Visit the OHESI web site to learn more about this collaboration.