TIMOR LESTE

Country Context: HIV in Timor Leste

Timor-Leste is experiencing a low level HIV epidemic. There are an estimated 623 people living with HIV (PLHIV). Of these, 47% (291) are aware of their HIV status, and 40% (249) are on antiretroviral therapy. 


Population size estimates are as follows:

Men who have sex with men: 8 703

Sex workers: 1 688

People who inject drugs: 53

Transgender: unknown

In general, there is a low paucity of information regarding the dynamics and key drivers of the epidemic.  

Crowd Cheering

COUNTRY PARTNER

Estrela+

Through peer support models and engagement with the local Ministry of Health’s National Strategic Plan for HIV, Estrela+ predominantly advocates for the rights of people living with HIV. They advocate for the reduction of stigma and discrimination against key populations, including PLHIV, youth, MSM, transgender individuals and sex workers, and have contributed to trainings conducted for health staff around providing more inclusive and sensitive care to at-risk populations.

Bangkok Office

Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations 
138/8 Sukhumvit 33, Klongton-nua,

Wattana, Bangkok 10110

Phone: +66 2 023 0966

Contact us
Sydney Office

Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO)

PO BOX 51, Newtown, NSW, Australia, 2042 

Phone: +61 (02) 9557 9399  

Email: enquiries@afao.org.au | ABN: 91 708 310 6