Priority health concerns
Community-led responses ‘essential for ending pandemics’ – UNAIDS
Communities must be empowered and appropriately resourced to lead the fight against HIV/AIDS and other pandemics, UNAIDS, the UN agency dedicated to tackling HIV/AIDS, stressed at an international meeting held in Thailand. ...
Khmer Times Staff
99 pct of registered HIV carriers in Cambodia receive free antiretroviral drugs: PM
Ninety-nine percent of the registered HIV-positive patients in Cambodia have received free antiretroviral drugs, Prime Minister Hun Sen said in a message marking World AIDS Day on Thursday. ...
Khmer Times Staff
HIV prevention highlighted by NAA on Valentine’s Day
The National AIDS Authority (NAA) took Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to educate the general public about HIV/AIDS prevention, especially among young people and those with same-sex partners. ...
Cambodia on the right track to achieving 2025 HIV target
Despite Cambodia being hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic last year, the Kingdom is still on the right track to achieve the 95-95-95 HIV treatment target by 2025. ...
HIV/AIDS victims will not be neglected during C-19
All the 75,000 HIV and 62,310 AIDS patients will continue getting their antiretroviral therapy and all other services and treatments during the Covid-19 pandemic, said National AIDS Authority (NAA) chairman leng Mouly. ...
Combating HIV/AIDS remains government priority
The Cambodian government has reaffirmed its commitment to combatting HIV/AIDS in light of today being World AIDS Day. ...
Kingdom’s fight goes on against HIV/AIDS
Despite progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS, Cambodia still faces challenges in its bid to prevent new infections. ...
Government to disburse $11 million to fight HIV/AIDS for next three years
The government is set to disburse $11 million to fight HIV/AIDS next year till 2023 so that the Kingdom will eradicate the disease by 2025. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
$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. ...
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 ...
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. ...
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. ...
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 ...
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. ...