Country profiles on HIV/AIDS
Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea is the largest of the 22 Pacific Island states and territories and has a disproportionately large share of reported HIV diagnoses, seeing over 95% of HIV cases in the Pacific. The HIV epidemic in Papua New Guinea was classified as a generalized epidemic until 2004, after HIV prevalence decreased from 1.3% in 2000 to below 1%. An estimated 37 000 people were living with HIV in 2015. HIV infection is concentrated among key populations, including men who have sex with men and sex.
All data from the databases below unless otherwise stated AIDSInfo. Geneva: UNAIDS http://aidsinfo.unaids.org Global AIDS response progress reporting [online database]. Geneva: https//aidsreportingtool.unaids.org/ Tuberculosis data [online database]. Geneva. World Health Organisation, 2015: http://www.who.int/tb/country/data/download/en/
Legend: ARV = antiretroviral ART = antiretroviral therapy FSW = female sex workers MSM = men who have sex with men PMTCT = prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV PLHIV = people living with HIV PWID = people who inject drugs VL = viral load