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Preliminary incidence assay results (Sedia LAg Avidity enzyme immunoassay, Sedia Biosciences Corporation, Portland, Oregon) suggested that 30% of infections in this outbreak could be classified as having occurred within the 130 days preceding specimen collection.
Concurrent to the case-control study, NCHADS implemented confirmatory HIV testing, conducted community outreach, and supported the scale-up of voluntary HIV testing and counseling in the commune and in the provincial capital (Battambang City).
(Figure) Two of the index patient’s family members also tested positive for HIV during the same period.
The Roka Cluster Investigation Team initiated an investigation to confirm cases, identify risk factors, and recommend control strategies.
In response to this outbreak, the Government of Cambodia has taken measures to encourage safe injection practices by licensed medical professionals, ban unlicensed medical practitioners, increase local capacity for HIV testing and counseling, and expand access to HIV treatment in Battambang province.