Our Approach

The PNG approach to responding to STI’s and HIV requires focused and concentrated effort on a number of fronts. In the health sector, we provide services and programs across a continuum of prevention, treatment, care and support (CoPTCS). This will involve regular HIV testing for people at risk, STI treatment and prevention outreach to support safer behaviours for people who test negative for STI and HIV treatment, TB prophylaxis (or treatment if living with TB) and HIV treatment care and support for PLHIV. This will be supported by attention to human rights, supportive laws and policies and attention to drivers of the STI and HIV epidemic, like discrimination, gender norms, violence, poverty and drug and alcohol use. This approach is summarized in the diagram below.

The PNG Continuum of STI & HIV prevention, treatment, cares and support.