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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

A country in love with injections and drips

In Cambodia almost anyone who sees a doctor or goes to hospital, is given an injection or put on an intravenous drip. This is what patients want, and what medical staff give them – it has become part of the healthcare routine. But it has ...

John Murphy
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-35111566

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/doctor-gets-25-years-hiv-outbreak

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
http://www.globalpost.com/article/6697035/2015/11/30/cambodia-track-achieve-3-zeros-hivaids-target-2020-deputy-pm

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
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/un-officers-admires-cambodia%E2%80%99s-success-in-the-fight-against-hivaids-9057

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
http://www.scidev.net/global/hiv-aids/multimedia/cambodia-hiv-fighters-drugs.html

Study finds high HIV rate among men having sex with men

The infection rate of HIV has fallen sharply in Cambodia over the last five years, new statistics show, though the rate for men who have sex with men in the sex industry remains high. ...

Socheata Hean
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/study-finds-high-hiv-rate-among-men-having-sex-with-men/2915005.html

Innovative program brings HIV testing to Cambodian communities

A community-based HIV testing program is the first of its kind in the region. While this peer-provided HIV counselling and testing has increased the number of people tested from key populations, it has not detected a significant number of new HIV cases. In 2014, there ...

Saya Oka
http://thediplomat.com/2015/07/innovative-program-brings-hiv-testing-to-cambodia/

Promises made to HIV village

Health Minister Mam Bunheng announced yesterday he has proposed that a reserve budget be used to help victims of the mass HIV outbreak in Battambang province’s Roka village, as he vowed to strengthen health services across the country. Speaking at a press conference following questioning by ...

Taing Vida
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/promises-made-hiv-village

Cambodia government spends US$7 million on HIV/AIDS drugs every year

Cambodia spent around US$7 million on drugs for people living with HIV/AIDS every year, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reports citing Cambodian media. The drug costs between US$157 and US$500 per person. ...

Bernama News Staff
http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v7/wn/newsworld.php?id=1098275

HIV tragedy tops 200 in Cambodia

In a small village in Cambodia’s west, a tragic tale of  international significance has caught the local authorities off-guard. An unlicensed doctor has been charged with causing an outbreak of HIV and murder after lax practices resulted in at least 201 people contracting the potentially ...

Luke Hunt
http://thediplomat.com/2014/12/hiv-tragedy-tops-200-in-cambodia/

Cambodian unlicensed doctor faces charges of causing mass HIV infections in village

Cambodian police on Sunday sent a village medical practitioner to court to face the charges of causing mass HIV infections after over 100 people in a remote village were infected with the virus, a local police officer said. “The unlicensed doctor confessed that he had ...

Global Post News Staff
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/141221/cambodian-unlicensed-doctor-faces-charges-causing-mass-hiv-i

Cambodian PM calls for calm over HIV infections

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen called for calm Thursday, saying it was not certain that an unlicensed medical practitioner is responsible for infecting 106 people, including 19 children, with HIV in Battambang province. A joint statement from Cambodia’s Health Ministry and the World Health Organization said ...

Bopha Phorn
http://asiancorrespondent.com/129230/cambodian-pm-calls-for-calm-over-hiv-infections/

Cambodian villagers want to kill medical practitioner who allegedly spread HIV with infected needles

Cambodian authorities have put into protective custody an unlicensed health worker who villagers are threatening to kill, believing he used contaminated needles that spread HIV to more than 100 people. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen called for calm on Thursday in Roka, a remote village in western ...

Lindsey Bever
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/12/19/cambodian-villagers-want-to-kill-medical-practitioner-who-allegedly-spread-hiv-with-infected-needles/

Cambodian villagers angry over HIV outbreak

Cambodia’s prime minister appealed Thursday to villagers in northwestern Cambodia not to lynch an unlicensed medical practitioner who they suspect caused more than 100 people to become infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. ...

Fox News Staff
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/12/18/cambodian-villagers-angry-over-hiv-outbreak/

Cambodia investigates health clinic in village HIV outbreak

Cambodian officials say they are investigating a health clinic in a small village where more than 100 people have now tested positive for HIV. Authorities say they fear the repeated use of an infected needle could be causing the devastating outbreak in northwestern Battambang province. ...

Kong Sothanarith
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/cambodia-investigates-health-clinic-in-village-hiv-outbreak/2563157.html

Number of Cambodian villagers infected with HIV/AIDS reaches 106

The number of villagers tested positive for HIV/AIDS in a remote village in the Battambang province of northwestern Cambodia has risen to 106, a local health official said Wednesday. “As of Wednesday afternoon, 775 villagers had been tested for the virus and 106 of them ...

Shanghai Daily News Staff
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=259160

Cambodia village reports mass HIV/AIDS infection, likely by contaminated needles

Cambodian health authorities on Tuesday said more than 80 people – including children and the elderly – who tested positive for HIV/AIDS in a single remote village may have been infected by contaminated needles. ...

The Straits Times News Staff
http://www.straitstimes.com/news/asia/south-east-asia/story/cambodia-village-reports-mass-hivaids-infection-likely-contaminated-

Cambodia investigates village's high HIV rate

Cambodian health officials are investigating an alarmingly high rate of infection with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, in a remote village. At least 82 people have tested positive for HIV in Rokar, Battambang province, which has a population of 2,000 people. Officials said they suspected a ...

Kong Sothanarith
http://www.voanews.com/content/cambodia-investigates-high-hiv-rate-remote-village/2561848.html

82 get HIV in remote Khmer village

Cambodian health authorities on Tuesday said more than 80 people – including children and the elderly – who tested positive for HIV/AIDS in a single remote village may have been infected by contaminated needles. Hundreds of panicked residents of the village in Battambang province in the ...

Bangkok Post News Staff
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asean/450227/82-infected-with-hiv-aids-in-one-remote-cambodian-village

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