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 testing and the use of condoms, 3) prevent HIV especially among key in populations and other most at-risk group.
AHF Cambodia has been supporting 40 HIV treatment sites in 19 provinces among a total of There are 70 HIV treatment facilities 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 40 ART site of government to 46,015 PLHIV and their families. This is accomplished through partnerships with National and local government facilities and committed 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 provided 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 mobile clinic from a passenger van, and provide HIV testing and treatment services to the most at risk group and their partners and families. The mobile van dedicated to reaching those living in remote areas, primarily around Cambodia’s border where access to these services is challenging.
|Information about AHF Cambodia 2021||# of Unit|
|Client in AHF Care||46 015|
|Number of adults and children receiving ART (#)||61 310|
|Adult 15- 49 prevalence rate||0.5%|
|Adult 15+ living with HIV in Cambodia||75 000|
|Number of adults and children receiving ART (#)||62 310( UNAIDS)|
The estimated number of PLHIV in 2017 is 68, 78(NCHADS- UNAIDS: estimation PLHIV in Cambodia Feb 2015) of whom 58,516 patients are registered in care by the end of fourth quarter of 2017 (NCHADS ART quarterly report). The national estimate is about 10,000 PLHIV remained undiagnosed. To address this gap in knowledge of HIV status and achieve the national testing and treatment goals-in particular, the first of 90-90-90 goals, to diagnose 90% of people with HIV infected by 2020- new approaches are needed that enhance the efficacy and coverage testing. HIV partner notification is an approach that has the potential improve testing coverage while also identifying is an approach that has the potential to improve testing coverage while also identifying people with undiagnosed HIV infection. (Standard operation procedure for partner notification services and other forms for index client testing 2018).