Vietnam a shining light in HIV/AIDS treatment Society

Vietnam a shining light in HIV/AIDS treatment

As one of four countries, alongside Germany, Switzerland and the UK, with the best HIV/AIDS treatment in the world, Vietnam has a rate of HIV-infected people receiving antiretroviral (ARV) treatment with a viral load below the inhibitory threshold reaching 96 percent, contributing to reducing HIV infection in the community, a health official has said.
Combined treatment lifts TB/HIV patient burdens Health

Combined treatment lifts TB/HIV patient burdens

A Ministry of Health (MoH) pilot programme to combine tuberculosis and HIV treatments for TB/HIV co-infected patients in medical centres at district and commune levels has yielded positive results, experts said.
Surge in HCM City’s insured AIDS patients Health

Surge in HCM City’s insured AIDS patients

The proportion of people with HIV/AIDS in HCM City who have health insurance surged to 70 percent last February from 20 percent in April last year, according to the city HIV/AIDS Prevention Centre.
New strategy needed to improve HIV treatment quality Health

New strategy needed to improve HIV treatment quality

A new strategy should be applied in HIV/AIDS prevention and control, with a focus on early treatment in HIV-positive cases, ambulatory treatment, and extending treatment services to jails and remote and poor areas, said a Health Ministry official.