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A Chinese delegation visited Phnom Penh, Cambodia, from 11 to 13 October to promote innovative partnerships between the government and civil society. Both countries have partnered with communities and tailored their AIDS response to the specific needs of key populations at higher risk of HIV.

HIV/AIDS programme managers and community groups join hands to strengthen  and expand HIV testing MANILA, 02 July 2015 — Ten national HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infection (STI) programmes, civil society and development partners in the Western Pacific Region have joined forces to ensure that everyone living with HIV knows their status and is able to access HIV treatment. This push for expanded HIV testing coverage came during a recent two-day meeting organized by… Read More

It’s 9pm and the night is just getting going in one popular entertainment establishment in Phnom Penh city. The place which preferred not be identified provides a mix of services in its multi-story building: diners enjoy a restaurant on the ground floor, the rooms in the middle level vibrate with popular songs and on the top floor is the hotel. However in one corner next to several other karaoke rooms, a serious… Read More

Joint Press Release: Ministry of Health of Kingdom of Cambodia, World Health Organization (WHO) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) The Ministry of Health (MOH) of the Kingdom of Cambodia and partners are reporting the available information about the magnitude of the cluster of new HIV diagnoses reported in Battambang province, initial results of the on-going epidemiological investigation and response. These efforts are led by the National Centre for… Read More

Press statement An epidemiological investigation into the recently diagnosed HIV cases is under way. GENEVA, 19 December 2014—UNAIDS expresses its support for the people reported to have been affected by the recent HIV diagnoses in Battambang Province, Cambodia. UNAIDS is joining partners in supporting Cambodia’s Ministry of Health as it conducts a full epidemiological investigation and takes all necessary measures to prevent further HIV infections.

Cambodia commits to stopping new HIV infections by 2020

The Prime Minister of Cambodia, Hun Sen, has committed to stopping new HIV infections by 2020 and ensuring the sustainability of its HIV response. This comes as Cambodia allocates US$ 3.7 million of national funding to HIV treatment from 2015 to 2017. This is the first time that the government has earmarked funds for its treatment programme, which, owing to the large numbers of people receiving antiretroviral medicines, is where resources are… Read More

Cambodian entertainment workers welcome new regulation on labour rights

When Sopheap comes back from work at 2 a.m., she tiptoes around her one-room flat, because everyone is sleeping. The 35-year-old mother slides into the bed she shares with her two young sons and catches a few hours of sleep, before getting up to make breakfast.

A national consultation was held on Advancing HIV-Sensitive Social Protection on 2 October in Phnom Penh. The meeting was organized by UNDP and UNAIDS in partnership with the Cambodian People Living with HIV network (CPN+).  Seventy representatives from the Cambodian government, civil society, community groups – including entertainment workers, men who have sex with men, transgender people, people who inject drugs – participated in the consultation.