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HIV Victims Face Difficulties

Many Cambodians with HIV or AIDS continue to face challenges finding work or careers, thanks to lingering discrimination of the disease, officials said as they marked Global AIDS Week.

Many are supported by rice from the World Food Program, but they say they want their own businesses and to live independently.

Heng Sambath, coordinator of the Cambodian Alliance for Combating HIV/AIDS, said that the most important for those with the disease is getting a daily income.

Cambodia has around 67,000 people living with HIV or AIDS, with 28,000 taking anti-retroviral medication, which can help them take on daily occupations.