Cambodia Prepares to Hand Out 450,000 Condoms During Water Festival
November 19, 2010
Cambodia's Water Festival, which attracts millions of people and is the country's biggest annual event, kicks off Saturday, and representatives of the National AIDS Authority will be on hand to help participants stay safe. The agency plans to hand out 450,000 condoms during the three-day celebration. A total of 420 boats and 27,734 boaters have registered to take part in races on the Mekong and two other rivers in the capital, Phnom Penh. Cambodia's anti-AIDS campaigns have helped drive down HIV prevalence among 15- to 49-year-olds from 2 percent in 1998 to 0.7 percent in 2009.
Xinhua News Agency
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