Cambodia 'needs to take charge of HIV programme funding'

Concerns have been raised over Cambodia's maintenance of its sexual health treatment facilities, news which may be of interest to those buying condoms online.

The US-based Results for Development Institute has warned that the country is too reliant on donations from other nations, the BBC reports.

It was suggested the HIV-infection rate among the population may begin to increase if more is not done to provide internal funding.

Robert Hecht of the Results for Development Institute explained that Cambodia is now in a good position to reduce its outsourcing of money and manage its own HIV and Aids programmes.

He added that "foreign aid is quite uncertain" and at times "hard to predict", so it is important the country becomes independent.

In recent years new infection rates have fallen from 15,000 to 2,000 a year.

The first case of HIV was diagnosed in Cambodia in 1991, according to US Aid.