Transgender Cambodians at higher risk for HIV infection

The rate of HIV infection among Cambodia’s transgender women is nearly six times higher than the national average, according to the results of a 2012 survey published in the online journal PLOS ONE this month. ...

Ben Paviour

Minister dismisses lawmaker’s HIV concerns

Health Minister Mam Bunheng said Wednesday that he was unconcerned by a letter sent to him by the head of the National Assembly’s health commission last month concerning a spate of recently discovered HIV cases in Kandal province.   ...

Khy Sovuthy

No HIV outbreak in Kandal, health officials say

Health officials say they now doubt there is a new outbreak of HIV in Kandal province, following an investigation. ...

Hean Socheata

‘No HIV outbreak’ in Kandal village, say WHO, local authorities

Following consternation this week over the government’s decision to cease HIV testing in Peam village, health authorities released a statement yesterday seeking to ally any fears of an outbreak. ...

Daniel de Carteret

NGOs say HIV tests in Peam must go on

Multiple Cambodian HIV NGOs yesterday questioned the wisdom of discontinuing mass HIV testing at Kandal province’s Peam village, where a disproportionate cluster of infections has been discovered in recent weeks. ...

Jack Davies

HIV testing ends in Kandal village

The Health Ministry is planning no further HIV tests in Kandal province’s Peam village, where a disproportionate cluster of infections has been discovered, despite two-thirds of the village still remaining untested. ...

Jack Davies and Mech Dara

Testing for HIV begins in Kandal village

Testing on anxious villagers began in earnest yesterday as Health Ministry officials arrived in Peam, the Kandal province village recently discovered to have 14 confirmed HIV diagnoses. ...

Mech Dara and Jack Davies

In HIV case, key evidence trails behind guilty verdict

When the Battambang Provincial Court last week handed down a 25-year prison sentence to Yem Chrin, an unlicensed medic blamed for spreading HIV to more than 280 residents of rural Roka commune, it likely failed to consider relevant medical evidence, according to interviews with doctors ...

Khy Sovuthy and Anthony Jensen

Experts divided on sentencing in HIV outbreak case

Following the 25-year sentence for an unlicensed doctor who caused an outbreak of HIV, rights, development and legal experts consider whether justice was served.The questions revolve around how many years imprisonment should be meted out by the court in a case that may have been ...

Hul Reaksmey

Doctor gets 25 years for HIV outbreak

An unlicensed doctor was sentenced to 25 years in prison yesterday after being found guilty by Battambang Provincial Court of “torture with aggravating circumstances” for infecting hundreds of people with HIV.Yem Chroeum, 56, stared at the ground as presiding judge Yich Chheanavy read out the ...

Phak Seangly and Alice Cuddy

Gov’t urged to step up on HIV funding

The Global Fund, provider of the lion’s share of money for Cambodia’s $12 million-a-year HIV treatment and prevention program, has told the government it expects it to begin footing more of the bill itself, a push that is prompting worries among local health-care providers. However, ...

Jamie Elliott

HIV infection rate down but gov’t can do more: experts

The rate of HIV infection in Cambodia has decreased in the past year, according to new figures from the National AIDS Authority, but experts say further work is needed to prevent new infections and increase access to medical treatment. ...

Khuon Narim and Taylor O'Connell

Cambodia on track to achieve "3 Zeros" HIV/AIDS target by 2020: deputy PM

Cambodia is on track to achieve the “Three Zeros” HIV/AIDS target by 2020, Deputy Prime Minister Men Sam An said here on Tuesday.The 3 Zeros, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in New York in June 2011, included zero new HIV infections, zero stigma ...

Global Post News Staff

Jobs or health: A Cambodian village's stark choice

In Roka commune, money is getting tight.After an HIV outbreak in 2014 saw 264 people infected in the small northwest Cambodian village, aid flowed in, showily. The prime minister’s wife delivered hundreds of kilos of rice, the health minister brought socks and sarongs, nongovernmental organizations ...

Abby Seiff

Mobile HIV testing targets riverside revelers

Following two strenuous days of races at the Water Festival this week, boatman Sgnoun Chai celebrated its conclusion on Wednesday with a night on the town. ...

Buth Kimsay and George Wright

U.N officers admires Cambodia’s success in the fight against HIV/AIDS

The United Nations has expressed admiration to Cambodia for having responded successfully to the spread of HIV/AIDS, reported the state news agency-AKP. According to an official report, Cambodia has currently over 700,000 people living with HIV/AIDS and some 500,000 of them are receiving antiretroviral treatment. ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

After shock of HIV outbreak, facing the future

Som Saron has not worked since testing positive for HIV late last year. Taking care of her young niece at her parents’ home in Roka commune last week, the 37-year-old said that a fear of being stigmatized kept her from walking the community’s gravel roads selling ...

Khy Sovuthy and Anthony Jensen

Researcher recognized for HIV, TB contribution

A Cambodian medical research­er has received international rec­ognition for a presentation on de­velopments in the treatment of pa­tients infected with both HIV and tuberculosis at a conference in France last week. ...

Janelle Retka

Face to face with Cambodia’s HIV fighters

Cambodia’s efforts in HIV prevention and treatment have shown significant results in the past ten years and the government is now setting the bar even higher. Last December, Prime Minister Hun Sen committed to stopping new HIV infections by 2020. ...

Giovanni Ortolani, Paola Di Bella

HIV-infected villagers continue trial testimony

More than 20 HIV-infected villagers provided testimony during the third day of the trial of an unlicensed medic—accused of infecting more than 270 people with the virus—at the Battambang Provincial Court on Thursday, a court official said. ...

Khy Sovuthy

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