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Serious food insecurity among people affected by HIV/AIDS in Cambodia to be addressed by Homestead Food Production


The prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Cambodia is 1.9%, the highest in Southeast Asia. Malnutrition is a common complication of HIV/AIDS and the interaction between the two conditions contributes greatly to morbidity and mortality. Malnutrition and HIV/AIDS thrive in impoverished populations. Research findings suggest that good nutrition could lower the risk of HIV infection,
delay the onset of disease and progression to death, and reduce the risks of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. In response to the growing need for food and nutrition assistance in HIV/AIDS programs, HKI conducted a formative study to find out the relationship between food security, nutrition, and HIV/ AIDS. This bulletin discusses the findings of the study and how it will be used
as a basis to design a food security and nutrition education program for high-risk communities with HIV/AIDS.


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