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Cambodia charges unlicensed doctor for spreading HIV to over 100 people

Dec 23, 2014    

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian prosecutors said they charged an unlicensed medical practitioner with murder on Monday, alleging he spread HIV among at least 106 villagers in the country's remote northwest.Authorities detected the local epidemic of HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus, on Dec. 9 when they started testing in the community in Battambang province and found children as young as two and people in the 80s had contracted the virus.They were alerted after a 74-year-old man tested positive in November and started convincing others who had also visited the same practitioner, 55-year-ol...

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