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Table 3 Estimated number of persons infected with HIV in Vancouver, 2006

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

Variable HIV Infected
  Low Estimate Middle Estimate High Estimate
Transmission groups    
MSM 2250 3000 3750
IDU 2040 2295 2550
FSW 260 390 520
General population† 429 423 417
Total population    
Males 3585 4459 5355
Females 1394 1649 1882
Total infected 4979 6108 7237
Overall prevalence 0.99% 1.21% 1.43%
  1. †The prevalence of pregnant women receiving antenatal testing was used to impute the estimate for the general population.
  2. MSM, men who have sex with men; IDU, injection drug users; FSW, street-based female sex trade worker.