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Health Officials Fear Fresh HIV Outbreak

Cambodian health officials on Monday screened hundreds of villagers for HIV after 14 villagers living in Peam village, Kandal province, were tested positive for the virus, sparking fears of another outbreak. The officials found four more cases of people infected with HIV.
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A Cambodian health agent pricks finger of an old lady who sought for HIV blood test service in Peam village, Muk Kompoul district, Kandal province, on Monday, Feb 22, 2016. (Photo: Aun Chhengpor/VOA Khmer)
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A Cambodian health agent pricks finger of an old lady who sought for HIV blood test service in Peam village, Muk Kompoul district, Kandal province, on Monday, Feb 22, 2016. (Photo: Aun Chhengpor/VOA Khmer)

Medical equipment used by health officials to conduct blood test for HIV infection to residents in Peam village, Kandal province, on Monday, Feb 22, 2016. (Photo: Aun Chhengpor/VOA Khmer)
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Medical equipment used by health officials to conduct blood test for HIV infection to residents in Peam village, Kandal province, on Monday, Feb 22, 2016. (Photo: Aun Chhengpor/VOA Khmer)

A 66-year-old woman, who was confirmed positive with HIV very recently, talks to reporters about her health condition, in Peam village, Kandal province, on Monday, Feb 22, 2016. (Photo: Aun Chhengpor/VOA Khmer)
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A 66-year-old woman, who was confirmed positive with HIV very recently, talks to reporters about her health condition, in Peam village, Kandal province, on Monday, Feb 22, 2016. (Photo: Aun Chhengpor/VOA Khmer)

Villagers are receiving HIV blood test service in Peam village, Muk Kompoul district, Kandal province where health officials suspect mass infection of HIV, on Monday, Feb 22, 2016. (Photo: Aun Chhengpor/VOA Khmer)
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Villagers are receiving HIV blood test service in Peam village, Muk Kompoul district, Kandal province where health officials suspect mass infection of HIV, on Monday, Feb 22, 2016. (Photo: Aun Chhengpor/VOA Khmer)

Test cards and health observation books used by health agents to conduct blood test for HIV infection to residents in Peam village, Kandal province, on Monday, Feb 22, 2016. (Photo: Aun Chhengpor/VOA Khmer)
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Test cards and health observation books used by health agents to conduct blood test for HIV infection to residents in Peam village, Kandal province, on Monday, Feb 22, 2016. (Photo: Aun Chhengpor/VOA Khmer)

A motorist drives passed Bompenh Kosal temple, in Peam village, Kandal province, where health experts and officials suspect mass infection of HIV, on Monday, Feb 22, 2016. (Photo: Aun Chhengpor/VOA Khmer)
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A motorist drives passed Bompenh Kosal temple, in Peam village, Kandal province, where health experts and officials suspect mass infection of HIV, on Monday, Feb 22, 2016. (Photo: Aun Chhengpor/VOA Khmer)

View of Peam village along the bank of Tonle Sap river, northern part of Phnom Penh, on Monday, Feb 22, 2016. (Photo: Aun Chhengpor/VOA Khmer)
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View of Peam village along the bank of Tonle Sap river, northern part of Phnom Penh, on Monday, Feb 22, 2016. (Photo: Aun Chhengpor/VOA Khmer)

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