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Prevalence of HIV as a share of population aged 15-49


In 2017, HIV prevalence in Papua New Guinea was 0.9 %. In the ranking by HIV prevalence including 136 countries, Papua New Guinea has the 46th rank that is close to the positions of such countries as Benin and the Ukraine. Compared to Swaziland which at the top of the ranking with HIV prevalence of 27.4 % in 2017, Papua New Guinea has 96.72 % percent lower HIV prevalence.

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What is HIV prevalence?

Prevalence of HIV refers to the percentage of people ages 15-49 who are infected with HIV.