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New Shift In HIV Cases

“In an era of competing health priorities, we need to ensure our voice on HIV does not drown,”
31 May 2022 17:05
New Shift In HIV Cases
Renata Ram - UNAIDS Country Director for Fiji.

The new Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection report by UN AIDS Pacific shows a shifting trend in genders infected by the virus.

From 804 HIV cases reported last year, 52 per cent of the cases are among men, 47 per cent female and 1 percent transgender. Country Director Renata Ram said there was a need to focus on basic human rights by ending inequality and ensuring no one was being left behind.

“In an era of competing health priorities, we need to ensure our voice on HIV does not drown,” she said

 

ABOUT HIV IN FIJI

  • 1417 cumulative cases of HIV/AIDS since 1989.
  • In 2021, 804 People are living with HIV, 647 are on ARV treatment and 38 are virally suppressed.
  • Fiji recorded 9 new infections of mother-to-child transmission.
  • 151 new cases were diagnosed during the lockdown period in 2021. This is the highest number of annual cases reported to date.
  • There have been 25 HIV related deaths including 1 paediatric death.
  • The prevalence of HIV has risen to 0.16 from 0.14 in 2020.
  • Of the 151 reported HIV infections, 82 per cent were from the ages of 20-49, six per cent were adolescents and six per cent are less than 10 years of age.


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