In a follow-up report to the HIV outbreak reported in the Cambodian village of Roka in Battambang province, a 69-year-old man has become the latest victim of outbreak linked to an unlicensed doctor, according to a Cambodia Daily report.
By Beng Sor, chief of the Roka commune health center, said that Tim Toy died on Saturday after experiencing side effects from the antiretroviral medication he had been given to treat the disease.
“The old man Tim Toy died on Saturday because he could not eat food,” said Mr. Beng Sor. “The side effects of his anti-HIV medicine made him unable to have food.”
There has been some 240 villagers who have tested positive for the virus after the use of contaminated equipment used by Yem Chrin, unlicensed doctor in the province who is currently jailed on murder charges.