Cambodia has lately spent about 7 million USD per year on medication for those living with HIV/AIDS, Mean Chivon, Director of National Center for HIV/AIDS, Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (NCHADS), told media.

According to Mean Chivon, as of July 2014 there are 51,783 people living with HIV/AIDS, of them 3,902 are children, have been provided with antiretroviral treatment, the Cambodian News Agency (AKP) reported.

Across Cambodia, 63 service centres are serving the infected adults and 35 others are serving the infected children.

Though the price is higher, the Cambodian government has so far opted for Tenofovir drug for the people living with HIV/AIDS because it has less side-effect.

The medication cost between 157 and 500 USD per person, depending on their severity, according to AKP.-VNA