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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

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

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
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hiv-infection-rate-down-but-govt-can-do-more-experts-101698/

Arrests of sex workers surge

Kheo Tha was driving outside Phnom Penh yesterday when she received a frantic phone call from her friend, a sex worker who works near Wat Phnom. ...

Jonathan Cox and Chea Takihiro
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/14744/arrests-of-sex--workers-surge/

HIV/AIDS funding plummets, but risks remain

Foreign funding for HIV/AIDs programs took a sharp dive last year, as a lower rate of HIV infection among the general population led donors to declare victory over the disease. But the disease remains a threat, experts say. ...

Jonathan Cox
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/14096/hiv-aids-funding-plummets--but-risks-remain/

Former National Aids authority official alleges corruption

A former official at the National Aids Authority (NAA) alleged this week that the organization falsified letters authorizing missions to three different provinces so that fraudulent expenses could be claimed. ...

Aun Pheap
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/former-national-aids-authority-official-alleges-corruption-79213/

HIV battle still flares

Despite massive reductions in HIV infection rates over the past two decades, HIV-positive Cambodians continue to face a wide array of non-medical challenges, a report released yesterday says. Written by NGOs, aid agencies and the government, the report says that vulnerable groups, including those who are ...

Amelia Woodside
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hiv-battle-still-flares

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