Some 538 Cambodians infected with HIV in 2018: health minister

Phnom Penh – About 538 people were newly infected with HIV in 2018 in Cambodia, remarkably down from 2,562 a decade ago, Health Minister Mam Bunheng said on Tuesday.

HIV is the virus that causes AIDS.

“The HIV transmission rate is 0.03 case out of 1,000 people,” he said in a speech during the closing ceremony of the ministry’s annual conference.

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