In the past decade, Cambodia has established itself as a global leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS—cutting adult infection rates in half and providing HIV treatment to more than 80 percent of people in need—by boldly and pragmatically placing resources where evidence showed they would have the greatest impact. A proud partner in Cambodia’s success, USAID has invested more than $150 million in targeted HIV/AIDS programming locally, providing almost 40 percent of the resources available to the national response and helping Cambodia to achieve early its targets for Millennium Development Goal 6: Halt and Reverse the Spread of HIV/AIDS.
- Helped reduce the adult HIV prevalence rate by more than half, from 2 percent in 1998 to 0.7 percent in 2010, and reduced the rate among sex workers from 39.9 percent in 1998 to 14.7 percent in 2006.
- Worked to ensure that 80 percent of the estimated 56,200 adults living with HIV/AIDS in Cambodia are receiving care and treatment, and helped to provide anti-retroviral therapy to 86 percent of those who are estimated to need it.
Last updated: December 18, 2013