Sa Mab Father and mother are HIV positive Cambodia
"I don't know what malaria is, so I can't tell you much about it. We all sleep under nets because I have been told that if I get bitten by too many mosquitoes, then I will get sick. My dad is sick, so the doctor said he can't get bitten by mosquitoes or it will be very bad for him. He is not very strong now, so my brother and I do work around the village to make some money for the family."
Many communities with endemic malaria are also critically burdened by HIV/AIDS. When HIV positive people contract malaria the level of HIV in their blood surges, making them more than twice as likely to infect a sexual partner. Because HIV attacks the immune system, it causes the effects of malaria to be all the more devastating. The combined impact of the two diseases can increase incidences of severe malaria by over 150%. Among those who already have severe malaria, death tolls can increase by 60 - 150%.