The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Older People in Cambodia

This study demonstrates that older people in HIV/AIDS affected households are vulnerable to extreme poverty, and at times, destitution. They often have few productive assets or resources and limited access to financial, health and other support services. Recent reviews conducted in Cambodia demonstrate that older people make up a significant proportion of the poorest elements of society (Leahy, 2002). This claim is supported by research and experience of HAI and its partners worldwide. Many older people in HIV affected households also suffer from poor physical and mental health, and are commonly subjected to discrimination from other community members.