HIV carriers in Ho Chi Minh City, together with those in the cities of Hanoi, Hai Phong and Nghe An province received antiretroviral (ARV) drugs covered by social health insurance starting from March 8.

Accordingly, nearly 30,000 HIV carriers who are treated by ARV in Ho Chi Minh City will continue to receive long-term treatment and their personal information will be protected.

Ho Chi Minh City has made up an itinerary to end the epidemic. From now until 2030, the city will accelerate testing and treatment to prevent mother-to-child transmission and help HIV patients receive ARV drug for treatment.-VNA