As many as 150 research studies on HIV/AIDS prevention have been deployed in coordination with ministries, departments and agencies, contributing to controlling the HIV-infected rate below 0.3 percent.

The success was announced by Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long at the 5th National Science conference on HIV/AIDS prevention on December 2.

Addressing the meeting, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc highly valued the ministries, departments, relevant agencies, research institutes and universities’ efforts and contribution to the effective prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS.

However, he noted that the high potential risk of HIV spreading through sexual transmission and the limited awareness of some management officials and people could result in an outbreak.

The deputy PM required ministries and relevant authorities to better deploy a national strategy on HIV/AIDS prevention by 2020 with a vision to 2030, and improve public awareness and expand prevention and treatment services for HIV carriers.

In addition, he urged scientists and researchers to provide effective solutions and interventions for HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment that could be applied nationwide.-VNA