Exactly one year ago today, Institut Pasteur du Cambodge (IPC) identified the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Cambodia. A long history of detecting and preventing emerging and endemic infectious ...
Within the framework of the European Union Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Centre of Excellence Risk Mitigation Initiative (EU CBRN CoE), the CBRN South East Asia Regional Secretariat has launched ...
The first case of HIV infection was diagnosed in Cambodia in 1991. After a prevalence peak of 1.4% to 1.7% in the population between 2001 and 2003, the estimated prevalence continued to fall to stand at approximately 0.6% at the present time. In 1995, the Institut Pasteur du Cambodge (IPC) was the first center to have set up an anonymous free testing and counseling center (VCTC). This service is financed entirely by the IPC. Over the years, the number of centers countrywide has increased significantly. By late 2010, there were already 246 VCTCs in the country (source NCHADS). However, the IPC’s VCTC is a referral center for test confirmations as shown by the high percentage of tests that have come back positive. It has a full-time employed doctor working under the supervision of another medical doctor.
pre-test consultations and patients benefited of a free HIV serology
pre-test consultations of which 673 were followed up by post-test counselling
pre-test consultations of which 633 were followed up by post-test counseling in 2017
pre-test consultations of which 618 were followed up by post-test counselling in 2015)