In 2005, AHF Cambodia launched its first program in close partnership with established government organizations, such as the Ministry of Health, and healthcare facilities. The program focuses on improving health through treatment and care at local hospitals, promoting community HIV testing and the use of condoms, and seeking to prevent HIV in at-risk populations. AHF Cambodia supports the clinics by providing technical support, skill building activities, and continued medical education on patient management to healthcare workers and financial support for operational costs.
Current AHF Cambodia services include:
- 35 Pre-ART/ART clinics among a total of 65 clinics in country. Those 35 clinics are located in 16 provinces among the total 25 provinces in Cambodia.
- AHF Cambodia currently serves 32, 256 People (Jan 2017) Living with HIV, which represent more than 50% of the total number of People Living with HIV countrywide.
- AHF Cambodia works in partnership with the Ministry of Health through the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Dermatology and STDs (NCHADS), the Ministry of defense through the National Military Hospital and the Ministry Interior for prisoners.
- AHF Cambodia works in collaboration with local NGOs to reach target group especially higher risk group.
- Our clinics provide free ARVs and care to all patients and free OI drugs, and some transportation allowance for patients with poor economic situation.
- AHF Cambodia is reinforcing the capacity of physicians and counselors by conducting regular clinical case discussion calls and meeting at the clinic level.
AHF Cambodia provides free HIV testing, and HIV education, and distributes condoms for free at the clinics and during Campaign and events. Since 2011, AHF Cambodia contributes to Cambodia 3.0 which aims to achieve zero new HIV infections, zero AIDS related deaths, and zero discrimination by increasing the number of community workers.
AHF Cambodia is active contributing to the WHO guideline 90-90-90 by 2020 and 95-95-95 by 2030.
AHF Cambodia participates in World AIDS Day, International Condom Day, TB Day and International Women Day, to raise awareness and reduce stigma against people living with HIV/AIDS. It also celebrates ceremonies such as Water festival and Valentine’s Day.
AHF Cambodia produces many IEC materials such as planner, desk calendar, poster, leaflet, directory book to be used in the clinics as well as during events.
Cambodia is one of a few countries in the world which has been successful in reversing its HIV epidemic and achieved near universal access to HIV treatment. The HIV prevalence rate among general population aged 15-49 years old steadily declined from its peak of 1.7% in 1998 to 0.8% in 2010, and further dropped to about 0.6% in 2015.
In Cambodia the epidemic is concentrated among key populations such as people who inject drugs (PWID) (prevalence estimated as 24.8%); female entertainment workers (FEW) who reported having more than 7 male clients per week (prevalence of 14%); FEW who reported having 7 clients or less per week (prevalence of 3.6%); MSM (prevalence estimated as 2.3%); transgender (prevalence of 4.1%); and people who use drugs (PWUD) prevalence estimated at 4.0.
The Cambodia’s success in the response to HIV/AIDS has largely been achieved through firm political commitment, focused and appropriate strategic planning, sound management, broad-based stakeholder partnerships, and effective implementation based on standardized operating procedures. In 2010, in recognition of these achievements, Cambodia received a United Nations Millennium Development Goal award.