Seminar seeks promoting private sector’s involvement in HIV combat Health

Seminar seeks promoting private sector’s involvement in HIV combat

The Vietnam Administration of HIV/AIDS Control (VAAC) under the Health Ministry, the US Embassy and several international organisations held a seminar in Hanoi on August 30 to discuss the private sector’s participation in Vietnam’s HIV/AIDS prevention and control programme.
Vietnam begins testing HIV through saliva Health

Vietnam begins testing HIV through saliva

Much like home testing kits, the oral HIV quick test method will be launched in Vietnam for the first time, said an official of the Ministry of Health’s (MoH) Vietnam Administration for HIV/AIDS Control (VAAC).
Vietnam aims to treat HIV, halt drug rise Health

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.
Another HIV-resistant medicine piloted Society

Another HIV-resistant medicine piloted

Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), which offers up to 92 percent reduction in the risk of contracting HIV if taken consistently, will be offered on a trial basis to people at high risk, including those in the LGBT community, in Ho Chi Minh City from March 2017 to September 2018.
HIV response must cover women Health

HIV response must cover women

With women facing increased risks of HIV infection, experts are calling for greater emphasis on addressing the needs of women and girls in the national HIV response.
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Number of HIV cases comes down in Thua Thien-Hue

Vietnam’s anti-HIV/AIDS project has helped the central province of Thua Thien-Hue reduce the number of people affected by the disease from 100-132 cases each year during the 2006-2009 period to 70-98 in the 2010-2013 phase.