As many as 23 communes and wards of southern Tien Giang province have benefited from the HIV/AIDS Prevention Project for Vietnam, which was jointly funded by the World Bank (WB) and the UK Department for International Development.

The figure was unveiled at a review ceremony held by the province’s authorities recently.

The HIV/AIDS prevention project in Tien Giang was implemented across 23 communes and wards in Cai Be, Chau Thanh and Go Cong Dong districts, and My Tho city.

The WB has provided the project with over 1 million USD since 2006.

From 2006 to 2012, six out of nine activities in the National Target Programme on HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control received assistance from the project.

It provided medical treatment for 534 HIV/AIDS patients, offered examinations for 9,762 people and organised 41 training classes for 149,921 people.

Thanks to the project, discrimination against HIV/AIDS patients and the risk of transmission in the community have sharply decreased, according to the provincial project managers.-VNA