As many as 80 photos featuring the lives of HIV-infected people who are living well thanks to antiretroviral drugs are on display at an exhibition that opened in Ho Chi Minh City on November 27.

In response to the National Action Months of HIV/AIDS control, the week-long exhibition aims to popularise the effectiveness of the early treatment of HIV/AIDS, which will benefit patients’ health and reduce the spread of the disease.

With support from the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, over the past years, more than 23,000 HIV patients in Ho Chi Minh City have had the chance to access free treatment using antiretroviral drugs, contributing to constraining the disease’s hold over the country.

The city now records between 400 and 500 HIV/AIDS deaths each year.
On this occasion, the US Consulate General in the city awarded prizes to winners of the World AIDS Day Video Contest.-VNA