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The HIV PandemicLocal and Global Implications$
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Eduard J. Beck, Nicholas Mays, Alan W. Whiteside, and José M. Zuniga

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199237401

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237401.001.0001

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(p.545) Chapter 37 Canada
The HIV Pandemic

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Catherine Hankins

Julio Montaner

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Robert Hogg

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This chapter reviews Canada's response to its HIV epidemic. The Canada Health Act, with its five principles, has broadly influenced the response to the HIV epidemic. The CSHA and Health Canada provide guidelines for various HIV-related policy issues, while each province and territory develops its own response to the epidemic. Canada's universal healthcare system has not eliminated inequity in access to treatment and care, although it is not as marked as that observed in other systems. Other problems include complacency and resurgence in the third decade of the HIV epidemic, despite prevention and education programmes, and the cost of healthcare.

Keywords:   Canada Health Act, HIV epidemic, Health Canada, CSHA, HIV infection

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