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US, UK Begin Condom Program

The governmental aid agencies of the US and UK have begun a new health program that seeks to reduce the spread of HIV through 100 percent condom use.

The project will provide $27 million to Population Services International over five years to help fight the spread of the disease.

Mam Bunheng, secretary of state for the Ministry of Health, said the funds will help the government in its fight against HIV and AIDS.

A national survey released last week showed an increase in condom use in Cambodia: 99 percent for direct sex workers and 83 percent for indirect sex workers.