Sok Ny is a 34 year old mother. During the last five years, Ms Ny has experienced life as a FEW (Female Entertainment Worker). Her monthly salary of $80/month working in a restaurant and selling fruit at night was not enough to support her family. She was approached by a client who asked to sleep with her for $120. Thinking of her family, she agreed to the service. She asked him to use a condom, but he refused. As Ms. Ny thought this job could help and support her family, she continued to work in the industry.
Ms. Ny knows about the high-risk nature of the job, particularly in terms of sexual harassment and sexual health. In terms of sexual health, Ms. Ny has consulted a private clinic where she voluntarily got tested for HIV. The result was not confirmed but did indicate a positive sign of HIV. Her friend then informed her to access VCCT services at Chhouk Sar Clinic. The diagnosis was the same, indicating a HIV+ status.
Ms. Ny agreed to receive treatment in 2010. Thanks to the friendly and competent staff at Chhouk Sar Clinic, she continued treatment. In 2015, her viral load count was undetectable. She recommends both national and international donors continue supporting Chhouk Sar Clinic to help them expand their services to other key populations.