Overview

811彩票开户In 2016, Papua New Guinea had 2800 (2300 - 3400) new HIV infections and 1100 (<1000 - 1400) AIDS-related deaths. There were 46 000 (40 000 - 51 000) people living with HIV in 2016, among whom 52% (46% - 58%) were accessing antiretroviral therapy. Among pregnant women living with HIV, 33% (25% - 39%) were accessing treatment or prophylaxis to prevent transmission of HIV to their children. An estimated <500 (<500 - <1000) children were newly infected with HIV due to mother-to-child transmission.

One of the key population most affected by HIV in Papua New Guinea is:

  • Sex workers, with an HIV prevalence of 17.8%.

811彩票开户Since 2010, new HIV infections have decreased by 32% and AIDS-related deaths have decreased by 4%. 

Papua New Guinea has the highest incidence and prevalence of HIV in the Pacific. The country has experienced a significant improvement in the roll-out of treatment services, but the country’s health system is facing difficulties in retaining people on life-long treatment, especially among key populations and in the country’s remote and often hard-to-reach communities.

811彩票开户A targeted Integrated Bio Behavioural Survey among female sex workers, men who have sex with men and transgender people is under way and will provide population size estimates to inform baselines for the national strategic plan. Programming is being strengthened to increase the engagement of key populations in prevention and outreach efforts, linking people to services. 


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Data
Stories
11 March 2020
Getting HIV services to marginalized groups in Papua New Guinea
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6 March 2020
HIV data check in Papua New Guinea’s National Capital District
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21 May 2018
Papua New Guinea launches its first report on key populations
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3 July 2017
Braving the Kokoda trail to raise HIV awareness in Papua New Guinea
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21 July 2014
Public–private partnerships making a real difference in Papua New Guinea
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21 July 2014
Public–private partnerships making a real difference in Papua New Guinea
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Contact

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Name: 
David Bridger
Role: 
UNAIDS Country Director