An estimated 19 percent of the country’s labor market is comprised of child workers—some of whom are subjected to forced labor or child prostitution.“Mosko Girls”—young girls employed in bars to provide companionship to patrons and sell an alcoholic drink called mosko—are vulnerable to human trafficking, especially around major cities.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).NGO sources indicate children in prostitution increased by 30 percent in 2013.
In 2009, the National Geographic Society reported an estimate that there were fewer than 1668 speakers of the Etoro/Edolo language.
Within the country, women and girls from rural areas are deceived with promises of legitimate work to travel to different provinces where they are subjected to sex trafficking.
Children, including girls from tribal areas as young as 5 years old, are reportedly subjected to sex trafficking or forced labor by members of their immediate family or tribe.
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.