A team of epidemiologists and support staff based at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, monitoring the Ontario HIV epidemic under a mandate from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care


 

In December 1996, the Ontario HIV Epidemiologic Monitoring Unit was established as a joint undertaking of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (OMHLTC) and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. The Unit was initiated by the AIDS Bureau, OMHLTC which also provides ongoing funding support. Since its inception, the Unit has been directed by Dr. Robert S. Remis.

The Ontario HIV Epidemiologic Monitoring Unit provides in-depth, timely reports characterizing the evolving HIV epidemic in the province. Surveillance reports include data and, in most cases, statistical models which combine data from multiple sources to better characterize the Ontario epidemic. Each year, the Unit produces an annual surveillance report including data on HIV diagnoses, AIDS, HIV-related mortality and the results of statistical modelling.

In addition to the surveillance reports, the Unit also produces from time to time special situation reports focusing on specific populations affected by the epidemic in response to evolving situations. The Unit also undertakes original research, usually using available data.

The Unit collaborates closely with the HIV Laboratory, Public Health Laboratory-Toronto, Public Health Ontario; AIDS Bureau and the Public Health Division, OMHLTC; Ontario region, Canadian Pediatric AIDS Research Group; and the HIV Social, Behavioural and Epidemiological Studies Unit of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto.

 

Last Updated: May 07, 2013

This website was prepared with the help of the Instructional Media Centre, Laboratories Branch, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and  Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto