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Cambodia: HIV/AIDS Prevalence Drops to 0.8 Percent as of 2011

April 27, 2012

The secretary-general of the National AIDS Authority said Tuesday that HIV/AIDS prevalence among Cambodians ages 15-49 fell from 2.5 percent in 1998 to 0.9 percent in 2008 to 0.8 percent last year. "This reflects our strong and continual commitment to fight the disease," said Dr. Teng Kunthy. He added that 96 percent of the nation's 76,800 HIV/AIDS patients have received antiretrovirals. NAA estimates show that the 2,608 AIDS-related deaths recorded in 2011 represented an 11 percent drop from 2010, while new HIV infections declined by 12 percent to 1,517. Cambodia's ongoing struggle against HIV requires about $80 million a year, Teng said, most of which comes from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, and from development partners.

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Adapted from:
Xinhua News Agency
04.24.2012


  
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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