To combat and contain the spread of AIDS, WORLD AIDS Day which falls on December 1 will be marked with the theme Global Solidarity and Shared Responsibility.
Prime Minister Hun Sen noted that Cambodia’s achievements are showing positive, effective and qualitative signs to reach the goals of ending the spread of AIDS in 2025 – five years before the UN’s 2030 target to put a definitive end to the disease as a public health threat.
A report from the National AIDS Authority (NAA) showed that the rate of AIDS among adults aged 15-49 had decreased from 0.8 per cent in 2010 to 0.5 per cent last year. Deaths from AIDS had decreased from 2,300 in 2010 to 1,300 last year.
The report said that currently, HIV-positive people numbered 73,000. Of the figure, 84 per cent are receiving regular anti-viral treatment which is 96 per cent effective.