About

To end AIDS through research.

CANFAR is the national (Canada) charitable foundation whose goal is to raise awareness in order to generate funds for research into all aspects of HIV infection and AIDS.

CANFAR is the only national organization in Canada dedicated to privately funding HIV/AIDS research.

On July 31, 2006, the Public Health Agency of Canada indicated that the number of people living with HIV in Canada continues to rise, due to the fact that HIV treatments have improved survival while new infections continue to occur. The latest information shows an estimated 58,000 people are living with HIV, up from 50,000 in 2002.

The 2005 estimates on HIV in Canada provide insight by including estimates of the number of undiagnosed cases of HIV and AIDS. Regularly collected surveillance data are based on the number of HIV and AIDS cases reported. As a result, surveillance data underestimate the HIV epidemic and do not completely represent the number of people infected with HIV or the number infected each year.

According to the Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. David Butler-Jones, it appears that the number of new HIV infections is about the same (2,300 to 4,500), or slightly greater than the number in 2002.

1. ** Raise awareness in order to generate funds for research into all aspects of HIV infection and AIDS.

2. ** Dedicated to privately funding HIV/AIDS research.