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Cambodia to Eradicate HIV/AIDS Infection From Mother to Child by 2020

January 7, 2010

Cambodia's Ministry of Health has pledged to eradicate mother-to-child HIV transmission by 2020, an advisor said recently. Mean Chhiv Vun, who is also director of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, said the nation's 36,077 HIV/AIDS patients include 3,500 children being treated by the government.

Thanks to its campaign promoting 100 percent condom use, Cambodia is seen as a model for fighting AIDS. Official figures show that HIV prevalence among Cambodians ages 15 to 49 dropped from 2 percent in 2008 to 0.9 percent in 2008. The rate is expected to decline to 0.6 percent by 2012.

First lady Bun Rany recently affirmed that the Cambodian Red Cross, which she chairs, as well as the government and other national and international organizations, are committed to supporting activities to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS. She also reminded private companies that the practice of making job offers conditional upon the results of pre-employment blood tests is illegal.

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Adapted from:
Xinhua News Agency
12.26.2009


  
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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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