HIV/AIDS

Country profiles on HIV/AIDS

Fiji


Fiji is a low HIV prevalence country. A cumulative 420 confirmed HIV cases were reported from January 1989 to December 2011. However, there is a notably high prevalence of sexually transmitted infections such as Chlamydia (for example 26.8% among pregnant women in 2008). Surveys 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 programme. WHO has been a principal provider of technical assistance for the health sector response to HIV and STI, and continues to focus its support to address the silent STI epidemic, while promoting the implementation of comprehensive STI case management throughout the health care system.

Core HIV and AIDS epidemic and response data

Indicator 2001 2007 2011 2012
No. PLHIV
Total <500 <1 000 <1 000 <1 000
Adults <500 <1 000 <1 000 <1 000
Adult prev. % <0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2
Women (15+) <100 <100 <500 <500
Children < 15 years
No. new infection
AIDS related deaths <100 <100 <100 <100
% HIV key populations
PWID (% HIV)
FSW (% HIV)
MSM (% HIV) 0.5
No. people on ART
Total 28 74 134
ART coverage (%)
No. paediatric patients on ART
No. receiving ARV for PMTCT 7 8 15
PMTCT coverage (%)
Source:

WHO/UNAIDS estimates 2013, and GARPR reporting 201-2013.