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Table 2 Estimated population subgroup sizes and HIV prevalence for persons 15 years of age and older living in Vancouver

From: HIV/AIDS in Vancouver, British Columbia: a growing epidemic

Transmission group Estimated population size (low and high estimates) HIV prevalence, 2006*
MSM 20 000 (15 000 – 25 000) 15.0%
IDU 13 500 (12 000 – 15 000) 17.0%
FSW 1500 (1000 – 2000) 26.0%
General population† 470 000 (477 000 – 463 000) 0.09%
  1. *Prevalence input assumptions for the year 2006 were based on the most recent available measures, all of which were from the year 2003 or later.
  2. †The prevalence of pregnant women receiving antenatal testing was used to impute the estimate for the general population.
  3. MSM, men who have sex with men; IDU, injection drug users; FSW, street-based female sex trade worker.