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HIV infections nearly doubled over past decade

The number of new HIV infections in Cambodia nearly doubled over the past decade—the greatest increase in Asia—while less than a third of Cambodians living with the virus are receiving medication to slow its development, according to a report released this week. ...

George wright
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hiv-infections-nearly-doubled-over-past-decade-115705/

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
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/transgender-cambodians-at-higher-risk-for-hiv-infection-111517/

New LGBT policies necessary: CCHR

The Cambodian Centre for Human Rights (CCHR) has called on schools to adopt a flexible school uniform policy to help transgender students and for the government to introduce(CCHR) anti-discrimination laws, in partnership with a USAID program worth almost $300,000.   ...

Bun Sengkong and Erin Handley
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/new-lgbt-policies-necessary-cchr

LGBT advocates seek equality

The government must amend legislation to stamp out hate crimes and discrimination against Cambodia’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender citizens, rights activists said during a forum in the capital yesterday. During the second day of the first community dialogue dedicated to the advancement and discussion ...

Amelia Woodside
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/lgbt-advocates-seek-equality

Groups insist on equal rights

Seila, a tall, heavily made-up woman with orange-blonde hair, said she was in a park in Siem Reap last year when policemen approached her, put a gun to her head and told her if she ran, they would shoot. Legally, the Kingdom’s Constitution protects the ...

Laignee Barron
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/groups-insist-equal-rights

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