Fiji Time: 5:10 PM on Wednesday 2 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

493 cases of HIV/AIDS

Luke Rawalai
Thursday, January 30, 2014

OF the 493 people living with HIV/AIDS registered in the past four years in Fiji, 85 per cent contracted the disease through heterosexual sex while 2.5 per cent were transmitted through male to male sex.

Speaking during a HIV/AIDS awareness campaign in Labasa Sangam College on Tuesday, President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau said a further 0.2 per cent of the total contracted the disease through the use of needles while 5.5 per cent were through prenatal transmission or vertical transmission.

He said within the first quarter of 2013, 11 new cases were reported taking the cumulative total of people living with the disease around the country to 493.

"A recent study of the observed rates available from 1989 to 2011 that was extrapolated to 2020 and the expected cases calculated using the UN population projections for Fiji reveal that the HIV epidemic is still in the exponential growth phase and is not showing any signs of leveling off," he said.

Ratu Epeli said the Oceanic region recorded 63 cases of HIV transmission between mother and child — also known as vertical transmission — in the past four years.

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63450.6155
JPY 58.816055.8160
GBP 0.31390.3059
EUR 0.44570.4337
NZD 0.71560.6826
AUD 0.64960.6246
USD 0.47640.4594



Exchange Rate updated on 2nd December 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. SOS call
  2. Police hunt for rape suspect
  3. Ratu Epeli takes up top UN role
  4. TUWAI My daughters are an inspiration
  5. LTA seizes vehicles
  6. $1.2m payout
  7. Nagusa ready
  8. Third dive confirms no oil leakages, passage safe
  9. Prince Charles urges world leaders to lead
  10. Brig-Gen Qiliho visits North

Top Stories this Week

  1. Bomb threat Monday (30 Nov)
  2. Torture suspects known to police Thursday (26 Nov)
  3. Sex assault claim Thursday (26 Nov)
  4. Horrific crime Tuesday (01 Dec)
  5. Terror attack survey ranks Fiji 11th out of 21 Monday (30 Nov)
  6. Students drown, three dead over the weekend Monday (30 Nov)
  7. Police chief refutes report Monday (30 Nov)
  8. Man in the dark on police complaint Tuesday (01 Dec)
  9. Former manager, businessman front court Tuesday (01 Dec)
  10. Police look into allege gun use Friday (27 Nov)