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The Economic Burden of HIV/AIDS in Canada
This study on the economic burden of HIV/AIDS in Canada demonstrates that Canada has lost ground in combatting the epidemic over the past seven years. The study provides new information on the epidemiology [incidence and prevalence of the infection], the lifetime or episodic costs, and the current investments in HIV prevention. It also sets out a framework for public policies to control the epidemic and reduce unnecessary human suffering. Canada must create a strategic sentinel surveillance network, and it must invest more in prevention and education designed to reach the people most vulnerable to infection. This demands a commitment from social and economic ministries and a focus on "community-level" interventions.
Release Date: 19 May 1998
News Release: Improved HIV/AIDS Prevention Strategies