The Refugee Protection Division decides claims for refugee protection made by people already in Canada.
The United States of America (USA) currently has around 1.2 million people living with HIV.
This group accounted for 44% of all new HIV infections in 2014 and 43% of the total number of people living with HIV in the USA, despite only making up 12% of the population.16Among all African American/black people diagnosed with HIV in 2014, an estimated 57% (11,201) were men who have sex with men.
Of these, 39% (4,321) were young men (aged 13 to 24).17 From 2005 to 2014, the number of new HIV diagnoses among African American/black women fell 42%, although it is still high compared to women from other racial or ethnic groups.
Resources are available in English and Spanish.47 The status of sexual health education varies substantially throughout the USA and is insufficient in many areas.48 In most states, fewer than half of high schools teach all 16 critical topics that CDC recommends for effective sex education.