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Vietnam aims to treat HIV, halt drug rise

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Vietnam aims to treat HIV, halt drug rise

Vietnam must step up efforts to ensure 90 percent of HIV-infected people will receive sustained antiretroviral (ARV) therapy by 2020, in line with the international UN target, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam said at a meeting of National Committee for AIDS, Prostitution and Drug Prevention on December 8.

HCM City struggles to set up clinics for HIV patients

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HCM City struggles to set up clinics for HIV patients

To ensure delivery of HIV treatment services, the health sector in Ho Chi Minh City is accelerating coverage of health insurance for HIV patients as donor funding for antiretroviral (ARV) drugs and treatment will end in a few years now that Vietnam Nam has reached lower middle-income status as classified by the World Bank.

HIV infections on the rise

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HIV infections on the rise

The number of new HIV infections has been on the rise in Vietnam, especially among men who have sex with men (MSM) and those with unsafe sexual behaviours..