Country profiles on HIV/AIDS
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
|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|
|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|
|ART coverage (%)|
|No. paediatric patients on ART|
|No. receiving ARV for PMTCT||7||8||15|
|PMTCT coverage (%)|
WHO/UNAIDS estimates 2013, and GARPR reporting 201-2013.