Cambodia HIV Outbreak
Yem Chrin, an unlicensed medical practitioner, now sentenced to 25 years in prison for spreading HIV by reusing needles. (AP Photo)

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.”

News: Reuters