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People Living With HIV Struggle To Access Much-Needed Dental Care


July 26, 2019
by The Conversation

Only three per cent of HIV organizations in British Columbia offer basic dental care to those who need it.

Nearly 37 million people were living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) globally in 2017, according to the World Health Organization.

In Canada, 84,409 cases of HIV have been reported since 1985. The province of Ontario accounted for the most HIV cases reported in 2016 (37.6 per cent), followed by Quebec (25.3 per cent) and Alberta (12 per cent). There are around 2,344 new HIV infections in Canada every year, and this number is rising.

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