Kauntim Mi Tu Multi-Site Summary Report 2018: Key findings from the Key Population Integrated Bio-Behavioural Survey Papua New Guinea

Publications - Released in 2018

Kauntim mi tu (KM2), an integrated bio-behavioral survey (IBBS) of women and girls who sell and exchange sex (FSW) and men who have sex with men and transgender women (MSM/TG), provides much needed information to support the scale up of essential HIV prevention and treatment services for these populations.

KM2 was conducted in three cities (Port Moresby, Lae, and Mt. Hagen) between June 2016 and December 2017 using respondent-driven sampling (RDS) to recruit participants. Kauntim mi tu had two goals: 1) to conduct updated population size estimations of FSW and MSM/TG in Papua New Guinea; and 2) to collect representative bio-behavioral data about FSW and MSM/TG in order to inform HIV and STI prevention and treatment services and policy. This document presents findings among FSW in all three cities.



  • Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research
  • University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)