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 local hospitals, 2) promote community HIV testings and the use of condoms, 3) prevent HIV especially among key in populations. 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 with very low income.On prevention, AHF Cambodia provides free HIV testing and condoms at the clinics.
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.
In 2016, an estimated 71,000 Cambodians are living with HIV, out of the 16.2 million total population. Less than 1000 new HIV infections occurred in 2016. Gender prevalence amongst adults (15-49) shows women at .6% compared to men at .5%. Out of the 71,000 Cambodians living with HIV, approximately 57,000 are on treatment.
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Sources: UNAIDS 2016 estimates, CIA World Factbook 2016