Heterosexual Fact Sheets – HIV and STIs

Fact sheet & Statistics

More than 75% of HIV diagnoses in Ontario’s Black community are attributed to heterosexual transmission. HIV incidence has been stable or increasing in Canadians exposed to HIV through heterosexual sex since 2008. According to 2011 national HIV estimates, 34% of HIV-positive people whose infection is attributable to a heterosexual exposure remain undiagnosed. That is why it is so important that you get tested, know your status and always use protection – even for heterosexual sex.

Risk Factors

Safe(r) Choices

There are many ways of protecting ourselves from HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as: