HIV prevalence

​PNG tops Pacific's HIV prevalence list

It is also estimated that there are 47,795 people living with HIV (PLHIV) in PNG.

Of these, 2,800 people are estimated to suffer new infections for this year alone (2017), of which one quarter are children and young people.

Regional manager for the National AIDS Council Secretariat, Valentine Tangoh, stated this during the Media Sensitisation Workshop in Port Moresby yesterday.

PNG highest in HIV prevalence in Pacific

Regional Manager for the National Aids Council Secretariat, Valentine Tangoh said this today at the First HIV Summit for PNG Christian Leaders Alliance on HIV and Aids.

Whilst presenting on the current prevalence case in PNG, he said that the Highlands region has a prevalence rate of more than 1% in HIV cases placing Enga Province as the leading province, followed by Morobe Province with 0.77%, NCD with 1.29% and Western Province with 1.1%.