First National Conference for People Living With HIV/AIDS Held in Papua New Guinea
November 4, 2008
Papua New Guinea's first national conference for people living with HIV was opened Sunday in the capital of Port Moresby by Jamie Maxtone-Graham, chair of the Special Parliamentary Committee on HIV/AIDS, the Papua New Guinea Post-Courier reports. The three-day event -- which is funded by the Australian government through Sanap Wantaim, Australia's HIV/AIDS program with Papua New Guinea -- is expected to draw about 150 people living with HIV. According to the Post-Courier, about 60% of HIV-positive people in the country have not publically disclosed their HIV status. Participants include 47 representatives from Papua New Guinea's 20 provinces, as well as international representatives from the National Association of People with AIDS in Australia, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands, the Solomon Islands and the Pacific Islands Association Federation in the Cook Islands.
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