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 0.7% in 2014. HIV infection is concentrated among key populations, including men who have sex with men and sex workers.


All data from the databases below unless otherwise stated
AIDSInfo. Geneva: UNAIDS
Global AIDS response progress reporting [online database]. Geneva: https//
Tuberculosis data [online database]. Geneva. World Health Organisation, 2015:

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