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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/

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/

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

Infant becomes latest person to die in Cambodia’s mass HIV infection

A seven-month-old girl is the latest victim of Cambodia’s mass HIV infections in a remote western commune where an unauthorized medical worker reused syringes. The infant was the first to die of 16 members from an extended family of 50 who contracted the deadly virus that ...

Hum Chamroeun
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/baby-dies-of-hiv-01302015171651.html

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

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

Cambodia awards enterprises for HIV/AIDS prevention

Cambodia’s Labor Ministry on Thursday awarded some of the best performing companies in the country for their work on HIV and AIDS education and prevention at workplaces. Labor Minister Ith Samheng handed over 124 awards to enterprises in a range of sectors, including the garment industry, ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/health/2014-11/27/c_133818461.htm

Cambodia unveils regulation to protect entertainment workers

Cambodia’s Ministries of Labour and Tourism on Wednesday jointly launched a new regulation for protecting the occupational safety, health and labour rights of entertainment workers. “The regulation aims to improve working conditions, occupational safety and health rules of entertainment service enterprises, establishments and companies,”said a ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-10/08/c_133699392.htm

3,000 Cambodians killed by AIDS per year: official

Approximately 3,000 HIV/AIDS patients in Cambodia die per year, Ieng Mouly, chairman of the National AIDS Authority, said Thursday. According to the official, the Global Fund has granted nearly 149 million U.S. dollars to Cambodia for a four-and-a-half years fight against the disease. ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/health/2014-10/02/c_133689175.htm

Easing sex trade laws ‘could lower’ HIV rate

Decriminalising sex work could slash the world’s HIV infections by a third or more, according to a new study. Published yesterday in health journal The Lancet, the paper says that punitive treatment of sex workers can “elevate HIV acquisition and transmission risks”. In Cambodia, which has Southeast Asia’s ...

Laignee Barron
http://phnompenhpost.com/national/easing-sex-trade-laws-%E2%80%98could-lower%E2%80%99-hiv-rate

Cambodia estimates 50,000 people facing high risks of HIV infections: health official

Approximately 50,000 people are facing high risks of HIV/AIDS infections in Cambodia, a health official said Wednesday. Dr. Mean Chhi Vun, director of Cambodia’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Dermatology and STDs, said the high-risk groups of HIV/ AIDS infections are among female entertainment workers, drug users, ...

People's Daily Online Staff
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90777/8627420.html

HIV/AIDS prevalence in Cambodia drops to 0.7 pct in 2013: official

The prevalence rate of HIV/AIDS infections in Cambodia has declined to 0.7 percent in 2013, down from 0.8 percent two years ago, a senior government official said Sunday. “According to scientific estimation, in 2013, HIV carrier rate among adults aged between 15 and 49 years is ...

Global Post News Staff
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131201/hivaids-prevalence-cambodia-drops-07-pct-2013-official

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