Cambodia Calls for More Attention to Fight Against HIV/AIDS
December 16, 2010
On Tuesday, participants at Cambodia's third symposium on HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment said improved efforts and partnerships are needed to sustain the battle against HIV/AIDS. About 300 Cambodian and international delegates attended the two-day conference, organized by the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Dermatology and STD. An estimated 56,200 Cambodians are living with HIV/AIDS. As of the third quarter of 2010, the country was supplying antiretroviral treatment to 41,669 patients, including 4,003 children -- covering more than 90 percent of those in need. "Our priorities ahead will be to prevent the second wave of HIV epidemic through more focus on targeted interventions among most at-risk populations, and to work towards the virtual elimination of pediatric HIV infection," Health Minister Mam Bunheng said at Tuesday's opening ceremony.
Xinhua News Agency
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