AUA presents a livelihood research finding to other NGOs partners and staffs.
HIV is a national health priority→ increased access to ART→ increased life expectancy But…not a lot of research has been done on the livelihood of PLHIV. AUA has identified the importance of income and livelihood opportunities for PLHIV.
Interviews took place in hospitals, health centers or in the community.
-140 from Phnom Penh
-45 from Kandal
-100 from Kampong Cham
-15 from Battambang
Barriers & opportunities
reduce stigma & discrimination
support with vocational skills and assistance finding a job
create support groups (savings & animal raising)
support regular and quality treatment
continued support through NGOs