212 Cambodian Villagers Infected With HIV; Outbreak Linked To Contaminated Needles

Reuters: Cambodia finds 212 with HIV where unlicensed medic operated
“Cambodian health authorities have found 212 villagers infected with HIV in a district where an unlicensed medic has been charged with murder on suspicion of spreading the virus with contaminated equipment…” (Thul, 1/10).

VOA News: HIV Outbreak Linked to Infected Needles
“A government-led investigation … ‘showed that the percentage of people that reported receiving an injection or intravenous infusion as part of their health treatment was significantly higher among the people who tested positive for HIV than the people who were HIV negative,’ the Cambodian Health Ministry’s National Center for HIV/AIDS said in a joint statement with the World Health Organization and UNAIDS. ‘This difference is statistically significant’…” (Sothanarith, 1/12).