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Papua New Guinea
Updated March 2008
HIV/AIDS-Specific Country Profiles
Health and Development Profiles
Policy Reports and Papers
Journal Articles
HIV/AIDS Web Sites
National Organizations
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HIV/AIDS in Papua New Guinea
Population, 20137,200,000
People living with HIV/AIDS, 201225,000
Women (aged 15+) with HIV/AIDS, 201212,000
Children with HIV/AIDS, 20123,100
Adult HIV prevalence (%), 20120.5
AIDS deaths, 2012<1,000
nd = No data
Source: Population Reference Bureau & UNAIDS
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HIV/AIDS-Specific Country Profiles
UNAIDS Country Profile
A brief summary of national socioeconomic conditions in the context of the HIV epidemic, and information (where available) on UNAIDS' country-level activities.
UNGASS 2008 Country Progress Report
Reports progress made in implementing the UN Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS. The report includes summary indicator data through the end of 2007. [PDF, 2.1MB]
UNAIDS/WHO Epidemiological Fact Sheet
Statistics on the prevalence and incidence of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, and discussion of knowledge and behaviors related to HIV transmission. 2008. [PDF, 855K]
Global Fund Country Programs
Discussion of the national epidemic and description of HIV/AIDS projects supported by the Global Fund, including funding details, planned activities, and expected results.
USAID HIV/AIDS Country Profile
A description of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in selected countries, the national response, and USAID programs and support. [PDF, 121K]
WHO HIV/AIDS Treatment Scale-Up Summary Country Profile
A summary of current antiretroviral therapy coverage and resource requirements for scaling up treatment in countries receiving support under the WHO's "3 by 5" treatment initiative. 2005. [PDF, 179K]
Health and Development Profiles
AusAID Country Profile
Statistics and basic development information from the Australian Development organization.
CIA World Factbook
Extensive data over a range of fields, including geography, population, government, the economy, the military, and communications.
Population Reference Bureau Country Profile
Key demographic, health, and development indicators, selected reports and articles, and links.
UNICEF Country Tables
Statistics in the areas of population, mortality, general and reproductive health, and education.
WHO Country Profile
Links to tables containing general health indicators, country profiles on specific diseases, and selected health-related documents. Also in Spanish and French.
Policy Reports and Papers
The 2007 Estimation Report on the HIV Epidemic in Papua New Guinea
Ministry of Health, 2007. [PDF, 1.4MB]
Report Card on HIV Prevention for Girls and Young Women
IPPF, UNFPA, GCWA, & Young Positives, 2007. [PDF, 392K]
Review of Coverage and Quality of VCT Services in PNG
PNG National HIV/AIDS Support Project, November 2006. [PDF, 289K]
The Introduction of Antiretroviral Therapy 2005
National AIDS Control Council PNG, Burnett Institute, AusAid, 2005. [PDF, 1.3MB]
HIV/AIDS, Culture, and Sexuality in Papua New Guinea
Carol Jenkins, Asian Development Bank, April 2006. [PDF, 536K]
Impacts of HIV/AIDS 2005-2025 in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor
AusAIDS, Commonwealth of Australia. February 2006. [PDF, 1.4MB]
Journal Articles
Saints and sinners: training Papua New Guinean (PNG) Christian clergy to respond to HIV and AIDS using a model of care.
Benton KW. J Relig Health. 2008 Sep;47(3):314-25.
Men's extramarital sexuality in rural Papua New Guinea
Holly Wardlow. Am J Public Health. 2007 June; 97(6): 1006–1014.
HIV/AIDS in Papua New Guinea: A Reality Check
Trevor Cullen. Pacfic Journalism Review. 2006 May; 12 (1):153-165. [PDF, 326K]
HIV/AIDS Web Sites
National AIDS Council of Papua New Guinea
Established in 1997 to coordinate a multi-sectoral response to the epidemic. Site features program descriptions and links to HIV/AIDS Quarterly Reports.
National Organizations
National AIDS Council PNG
Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research
Papua New Guinea has a longstanding commitment to health research, through a National Institute of Medical Research, that receives strong support from the Health Department and workers in the health sector. Includes work on HIV/AIDS.
Papua New Guinea Business Coalition against HIV/AIDS
Tools and articles addressing HIV/AIDS in the workplace.