Pacific HIV AIDS rates decrease

Rates of HIV in Pacific going down, says UN

According to RNZI, the director of the Asia and Pacific region for UNAIDS, Steve Kraus, said Papua New Guinea still accounts for 95 percent of people living with the virus in the Pacific.

He said that throughout the Asia-Pacific region, 5 million people have HIV but overall new infections are declining.

Steve Kraus said people's mobility contributes to the spread of the virus, but discrimination stops people from being tested.