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AIDS in Papua New Guinea: Situation in the Pacific

Caldwell, John; Isaac-Toua, Geethanjali


There has long been reason to anticipate a major heterosexual epidemic of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and probably in the rest of Melanesia. From the social and behavioural perspectives, Melanesia is strikingly similar to other areas of the world with serious epidemics of AIDS. High levels of other sexually transmitted infections indicate behaviour patterns that would also facilitate transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and presence of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition


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