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A Canadian is infected with HIV every three hours. At the end of 2014, this meant that an estimated 75,500 Canadians were living with HIV, an increase of 6,700 people (9.7%) since 2011. It’s estimated that 20 per cent of Canadians living with HIV don’t know their status, meaning they are at high risk of transmitting the disease to others.

CANFAR has funded over $4.5 million in HIV prevention research, contributing to breakthroughs that include the virtual elimination of HIV transmission between mother and child. 




Dr. Isabelle Boucoiran

Evaluating drugs that can prevent lactation in mothers living with HIV

Montréal, Québec



Dr. Linda Chelico

Developing drugs for combatting HIV

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan



Dr. Michael Grant

Understanding how the body naturally fights viruses to develop new HIV treatments

St. John’s, Newfoundland



Dr. Trevor Hart | Engage Project

A team of 40 researchers across Canada are developing new HIV prevention programs and doing a study of the sexual and mental health of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men

Montréal, Québec; Toronto, Ontario; Vancouver, British Columbia

This is a five-year partnership with the Canadian Institutes for Health Research and the Ontario HIV Treatment Network



Dr. Malika Sharma

Developing an approach to decentralize the delivery of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)

Toronto, Ontario

This Post-Doctoral Fellowship is made possible through the Canadian HIV Trials Network program