Cambodia Aims to Decrease HIV/AIDS Prevalence to 0.6% by 2010
April 6, 2009
Cambodia aims to decrease its HIV/AIDS prevalence to 0.6% by 2010, compared with a prevalence of more than 0.7% in 2008 and 0.9% in 2006, Xinhuanet reports. To reach the target, the government has allocated between $45 million and $50 million annually to address the disease. Following efforts from the government and nongovernmental organizations, more than 90% of commercial sex workers, injection drug users, men who have sex with men, and women who have sex with women are aware of HIV/AIDS, according to government figures. In addition, the figures indicate that at least 90% of sex workers use condoms.
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