Thailand to be free from AIDS in 2016

Bangkok’s City Hall is working in collaboration with The Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre and the Department of Disease Control to transform Thailand into an AIDS-free country by 2016.

Localities urged to enhance HIV/AIDS control

Health Deputy Minister Nguyen Thanh Long has asked provinces and cities nationwide to strengthen HIV/AIDS prevention measures, especially improving the capacity of HIV/AIDS prevention centres.

Many doctors forced to seek other jobs

While some doctors at public hospitals have been forced to seek other jobs due to low salaries, others have found a way to earn hundreds of millions of dong per month in a situation that has some health experts worried.

Support vital for people with HIV

Trinh Thi Le Tram, director of the Hanoi-based Centre for the Law, Healthcare and HIV/AIDS policies, says she still remembers the case of a kindergarten teacher who was sacked from her teaching post after she was infected with HIV from her husband.

Fewer HIV cases in first half of year

More than 6,000 Vietnamese caught HIV in the first six months this year, a fall of more than 1,200 compared with the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Health.
HIV testing reference centre available in Hanoi Health

HIV testing reference centre available in Hanoi

The Hanoi-based Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases has recently inaugurated a reference centre for laboratory HIV testing with the aim of bettering the treatment for the people living with HIV/AIDS.

HIV/AIDS epidemic changes in gender, age group

The HIV/AIDS epidemic has changed significantly in gender and age groups, deputy head of Vietnam Administration of HIV/AIDS Control Chu Quoc An said on July 15 at an online meeting to review the fight against the disease in the first six months of the year.

Vietnam, France enhance ties to combat AIDS

Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong has recently paid a visit to France to learn from their policies and experiences on how to effectively prevent the spreads of HIV/AIDS.