Sexual Risk Behaviour, Marriage and ART: A Study of HIV-Positive People in Papua New Guinea

AUTHOR(S)
Wing Young Nicola Man
Angela Kelly
Heather Worth
Andrew Frankland
Patti Shih
Martha Kupul
Thiri Lwin
Agnes Mek
Barbara Kepa
Rebecca Emori
Frances Akuani
Brenda Cangah
Lucy Walizopa
Lawrencia Pirpir
Somu Nosi
Peter M Siba
Culture

The prevention of intimate partner transmission of HIV remains an important component of comprehensive HIV prevention strategies. In this paper we examine the sexual practices of people living with HIV on antiretroviral therapy (ART) in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

In 2008, a total of 374 HIV-positive people over the age of 16 and on ART for more than two weeks were recruited using a non-probability, convenience sampling methodology. This accounted for around 18% of adults on ART at the time. A further 36 people participated in semi-structured interviews. All interviews were thematically analysed using NVivo qualitative data analysis software.

Considering the importance of intimate partner transmission of HIV, these results on the sexual practices of people with HIV on ART in PNG suggest that one-dimensional HIV prevention messages focussing solely on condom use fail to account for the current practices and needs of HIV-positive people, especially those who are married and know their partners’ HIV status.

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Submitted by Toksave
March 23, 2021
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