Newsfeed : Cambodian Health Officials Optimistic in AIDS Fight

POZ - Health, Life and HIV
Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join

Back to home » Newsfeed » August 2008

Most Popular Links
Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle


Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV

20 Years Ago In POZ

More News

Click here for more news

Have news about HIV? Send press releases, news tips and other announcements to


August 22, 2008

Cambodian Health Officials Optimistic in AIDS Fight

The number of Cambodians living with HIV/AIDS has seen a sharp decline since its all-time high in the mid-1990s, and health experts estimate that prevalence will continue to decrease, Xinhua News Network reports.

According to a new report from the country’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Dermatology and STDs (NCHADS), 14 percent of Cambodia’s female sex workers are believed to be HIV positive in 2008 compared to 43 percent in 1998. During that same time period, the percentage of HIV-positive pregnant women has decreased from 2.1 percent to 1.1 percent. Cambodia’s overall infection rate has decreased from 3.3 percent in 1997 to less than 1 percent.

“As a program manager, I am very happy because this shows we have successfully slowed down or controlled the HIV epidemic through prevention, care and treatment,” said Mean Chhi Vun, director of the NCHADS.

Search: Cambodia, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Dermatology and STDs, NCHADS, Mean Chhi Vun

Scroll down to comment on this story.


(will display; 2-50 characters)


(will NOT display)


(will display; optional)

Comment (500 characters left):

(Note: The POZ team reviews all comments before they are posted. Please do not include either ":" or "@" in your comment. The opinions expressed by people providing comments are theirs alone. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Smart + Strong, which is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by people providing comments.)

Comments require captcha.
Please enter this number for verification:

| Posting Rules

Show comments (0 total)

[Go to top]

Facebook Twitter Google+ MySpace YouTube Tumblr Flickr Instagram
Quick Links
Current Issue

HIV Testing
Safer Sex
Find a Date
Newly Diagnosed
HIV 101
Disclosing Your Status
Starting Treatment
Help Paying for Meds
Search for the Cure
POZ Stories
POZ Opinion
POZ Exclusives
Read the Blogs
Visit the Forums
Job Listings
Events Calendar
POZ on Twitter

Ask POZ Pharmacist

Talk to Us
Has someone ever disclosed your HIV status without your permission?

Choosing Your Meds

more surveys
Contact Us
We welcome your comments!
[ about Smart + Strong | about POZ | POZ advisory board | partner links | advertising policy | advertise/contact us | site map]
© 2015 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved. Terms of use and Your privacy.
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.