UNAIDS: Infections of HIV down 95% from 1997 peak

The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) said new HIV infections have been reduced by 95 per cent in Cambodia since their peak in 1997. A report by UNAIDS pointed out that 880 people were newly infected with AIDS last year, compared to 16,500 in 1997. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/unaids-infections-hiv-down-95-1997-peak

UNAIDS proposes fast track initiative to prevent spread of HIV

UNAIDS and the National AIDS Authority will cooperate on an initiative to fast track measures to prevent or stop the spread of HIV in the capital and key provinces. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50664742/unaids-proposes-fast-track-initiative-to-prevent-spread-of-hiv/

More than 800 people test positive for HIV in 2018

The National Aids Authority (NAA) said more than 800 people tested positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) last year, joining over 76,000 others aged between 15 and 49 in the Kingdom already infected with the virus. The spread of HIV/AIDS in the Kingdom is showing ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/more-800-people-test-positive-hiv-2018

Raising the profile of LGBT rights

The Cambodia Human Rights Committee has defended the government’s record on LGBT rights and urged LGBT people to protect themselves from HIV. Keo Remy, director of CHRC, said on Sunday that LGBT people should not lose hope and be depressed by discrimination. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50564715/raising-the-profile-of-lgbt-rights/

Cash boost for anti-HIV treatment

The government is to add millions of dollars to its budget for drugs against HIV and its opportunistic illnesses for its battle to reduce and eliminate infections. A government official confirmed that the budget for the drugs would rise to $4.5 million from 2018 to ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50496531/cash-boost-for-anti-hiv-treatment/

Grant excludes HIV support group

A national network of people living with HIV, which has been key in helping coordinate anti-HIV services at the grassroots level, is now being excluded from a new Global Fund grant, raising “deep” concerns, according to NGOs and a leaked internal email sent to government ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/grant-excludes-hiv-support-group

$55m grant to fight HIV and TB

The government and the Global Fund have signed a grant agreement worth more than $55 million to implement anti-AIDS and tuberculosis programmes in Cambodia from 2018 to 2020. ...

Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5097032/55m-grant-fight-hiv-tb/

Concerns over Cambodia’s HIV funding

A group of anonymous civil society organisations, people living with HIV and others has raised “grave” concerns regarding funding from the Global Fund, the largest donor to the fight against HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria in the Kingdom – as well as Cambodia’s allocation process to ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/concerns-over-cambodias-hiv-funding

Cambodia takes the regional lead in HIV treatment effort

Cambodia has made significant progress in HIV treatment, taking the lead regionally by reaching 80 percent of those living with the virus and becoming one of only seven countries globally to reach target treatment goals, according to a U.N. report released on Thursday. ...

Janelle Retka
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cambodia-takes-the-regional-lead-in-hiv-treatment-effort-132751/

Global Fund donates $98m despite graft investigation

Global Fund will provide $98 million to fight malaria, tuberculosis and AIDs from 2018 to 2020, an official said on Thursday, with the donor seemingly banking on improved oversight to prevent alleged government fraud and nepotism it described as recently as March. ...

Ben Paviour
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/global-fund-donates-98m-despite-graft-investigation-132750/

Unsafe sex with personal partners endangering sex workers

More than 86 percent of 3,151 sex workers surveyed across 18 provinces regularly use condoms with clients, according to research released yesterday by the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Dermatology and STDs. But only 27 percent consistently use condoms during sexual intercourse with their husbands, boyfriends ...

Janelle Retka
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/unsafe-sex-personal-partners-endangering-sex-workers-130245/

Kingdom asked to up AIDS fund

Cambodia has been asked to more than double its yearly contribution toward the fight against HIV/AIDS to at least $3.2 million in each of the next three years, an official from the National AIDS Authority said yesterday. ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-asked-aids-fund

US cuts funding to UN women’s health fund

The US government has pulled any future funding from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), a group focused on reproductive rights for women and girls, over claims it has practiced coercive abortions and involuntary sterilizations in China.   ...

Mark Tilly
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37230/us-cuts-funding-to-un-women---s-health-fund/

Mobile phones could be anti-HIV tool: study

Mobile phone technology could be an effective means to promote improved health practices among Cambodia’s female entertainment workers and help curb the spread of HIV, according to a new study conducted by the organisation KHANA and the Center for Global Health Research at Touro University ...

Cristina Maza
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/mobile-phones-could-be-anti-hiv-tool-study

Wives bearing brunt of HIV

A toxic culture of masculinity in Cambodia is contributing to the spread of HIV from husbands to wives, according to a study in the American Journal of Men’s Health. ...

Cristina Maza
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wives-bearing-brunt-hiv

Livelihoods ‘key’ in HIV fight

The research branch of the NGO Khana has argued in a new peer-reviewed study that livelihood programs for people living with HIV – which address recipients’ economic rather than medical needs – could be the key to significant improvements in quality of life for the ...

Cristina Maza
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/livelihoods-key-hiv-fight

HIV infections nearly doubled over past decade

The number of new HIV infections in Cambodia nearly doubled over the past decade—the greatest increase in Asia—while less than a third of Cambodians living with the virus are receiving medication to slow its development, according to a report released this week. ...

George wright
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hiv-infections-nearly-doubled-over-past-decade-115705/

High levels of anxiety among HIV outpatients

The vast majority of people undergoing treatment for HIV and AIDS in Cambodia reported suffering anxiety, according to a new quality of life survey.   ...

Erin Handley
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/high-levels-anxiety-among-hiv-outpatients

Untrained & unlicensed: a look at Cambodia’s public health system

When the Cambodia National Assembly passed the 2016 national budget last December Cambodia’s public health system was not high on the list for additional resources, receiving a meager 8 per cent increase from the year prior, or $275 million. Admirably education received a boost of ...

Vat Vin
http://aecnewstoday.com/2016/untrained-unlicensed-a-look-at-cambodias-public-health-system/#axzz4ACZjGB7U

Shift in focus for donors may spell trouble: study

Dwindling donor funding for combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis could have a critical impact on low-income countries like Cambodia, a new study has found, with some health workers in the Kingdom saying that the squeeze is already being felt.   ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/shift-focus-donors-may-spell-trouble-study

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