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In 2005, AHF Cambodia launched its first program with the Ministry of Health and gradually expanded services with other healthcare agencies. Through the different supported programs, AHF Cambodia aims to 1) improve treatment and care for HIV/AIDS patients at the government hospitals, 2) promote community HIV testings and the use of condoms, 3) prevent HIV especially among key in populations and other most at risk group. AHF Cambodia has been supporting 38 Pre-ART/ART sites in 19 provinces among a total of 66 ART sites across the country. Those 38 clinics are located in 19 provinces. These sites are providing free ARVs, OI drugs and care to patients. Transportation allowance is sometimes provided to support patients who are living in needed. On prevention, AHF Cambodia provides free HIV testing and condoms at the ART clinics sites.

AHF Cambodia aims to contribute the efforts in achieving zero new HIV infections, zero AIDS related deaths, and zero discrimination through different events and partnership programs with the government. Cambodia is one of the few countries in the world which has been successful in reversing its HIV epidemic and achieved near universal access to HIV/AIDS treatment. Such success is only possible with contributions and joint efforts from different stakeholders. In 2010, the Cambodia government has received a United Nations Millennium Development Goal award as a recognition of the success.

AHF Cambodia is currently supporting on providing Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) and care at the 34 ART site of government to 35,600 PLHIV and their families. This is accomplished through partnerships with National and local government facilities and commited health care staff, including medical doctors, nurses counselors and peer educators. Additional community support initiatives for PLHIV and families contribute to government and AHF's mission.

Since 2011, AHF Cambodia has prvided Free HIV testing through outreach driven activities at the hot spots, entertainment venues, parks and the public gathering of events. AHF focus its prevention work on Most -at Risk groups of HIV transmission in remote areas and gathering places. The unit which was reconfigured into a mobil clinic from a passenger van, will provide testing and treatment services to members of the country's defense forces and their families. The mobile unit will be dedicated to reaching those living in remote areas, primarly around Cambodia's border where access to these services is challenging.

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Sikheng Houy, Country Program Manager
House # 07, Street 1980
Phnom PenhThmey, Sen Sok,
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phone:855 23 215 767 / 216 767
[email protected]  http://freehivtestkh.com/

Clients in AHF Care: 39,799*
Clients receiving ART: 39,285*
People living with HIV: 73,000**
Adults 15-49 prevalence rate: .5%**
Adults 15+ living with HIV: 70,000**
Women 15+ living with HIV: 37,000**
Orphans (0-17) due to AIDS: 36,000**

*As of June 2019

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