Country profiles on HIV/AIDS
Fiji is classified as a low HIV prevalence country with confirmed HIV cases reaching 333 from January 1989 to December 2009. The possibility of a rapid rise in new HIV cases annually is noted due to the existence of high prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Infections such as Chlamydia (26.8 % among pregnant women). This 2008 SGS also demonstrated that there was little knowledge about HIV, low rates of condom use and high risk sexual practices among youth.
The government of Fiji is committed to addressing HIV and STI, providing resources to support the implementation of the National Strategic Plan 2007-2011. WHO has been a principal provider of technical assistance for the health sector response to HIV and STI, and will continue to focus its support to address the silent STI epidemic, while promoting the implementation of comprehensive STI case management throughout the health care system. The Ministry of health will receive increased assistance from WHO in the areas of laboratory management for STI and HIV as well as HIV care and STI/HIV monitoring and surveillance systems while creating linkages with other health programmes.
Core HIV and AIDS epidemic and response data
|Adults pre. %||0.1||0.1|
|Children < 15 years|
|HIV Pre. of MARPs|
|No. people on ART|
|ART coverage %|
|No. pediatric patients on ART||1||0||1|
|No. receiving ARV for PMTCT||7||3||5|
|PMTCT coverage %|
Sources and notes:
- 2001 and 2007 data: UNAIDS/WHO 2008 Update: Epidemiological Fact Sheet on HIV and AIDS.
- 2008 and 2009 data: WHO, UNAIDS and UNICEF: Towards Universal Access: Scaling up Priority HIV/AIDS Interventions in the Health Sector, Progress Report 2009 and 2010.