After Cambodian authorities detected an epidemic of HIV when they started testing a community in the Battambbang province, in the remote north-west of the country. They found more than 270 cases including people in their 80s and one who was aged 2 years.
Today an unlicensed medical practitioner was convicted of murder, and sentenced to 25 years in prison for spreading HIV.
The provincical court judge, Yich Na Chheavy told a packed courtroom,
“The court found Yem Chrin guilty of operating health treatment without license, injecting people with syringes that spread HIV and torturing peopled to die.”