HIV/AIDS

Country profiles on HIV/AIDS

Papua New Guinea


Papua New Guinea was classified as having a generalized epidemic in 2004. The most recent estimation and projection showed that the HIV epidemic has been stabilizing and declining. An estimated 32 000 people were living with HIV as of 2013 and the adult HIV prevalence was 0.7%.

The number of people on antiretroviral therapy between 2007 and 2013 increased five-fold from 2 250 to 14 781 respectively.

Core HIV and AIDS epidemic and response data

Indicator 2001 2007 2011 2012 2013
No. PLHIV
Total 22 000 32 000 31 000 31 000 32 000
Adults 21 000 29 000 27 000 27 000 28 000
Women (15+) 11 000 16 000 15 000 15 000 16 000
Children < 15 years 1 700 3 700 4 300 4 400 4 300
Space
No. new infection 3 500 1 400 2 200 2 200 2 200
AIDS related deaths 1 300 1 900 1 900 1 800 1 500
Space
HIV prevalence (%)
Adult 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7
Key Populations
PWID
FSW 17.8
MSM
Space
No. people on ART
Total 2 250 9 435 11 764 14 871
Children 876
ART coverage (%) 46
Space
No. receiving ARV for PMTCT 84 223 328 427
PMTCT coverage (%) 12.3 (a) 40.0 (a) 41.0 (a)

(a) Country reported.

Source:

WHO/UNAIDS estimates 2014, and GARPR reporting 2012-2014.

Legend: PLHIV people living with HIV; PWID - people who inject drugs; FSW female sex workers; MSM men who have sex with men; ARV antiretroviral drugs; ART antiretroviral therapy; PMTCT prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV

Last update:
3 December 2014