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Combined treatment lifts TB/HIV patient burdens

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.

Bac Ninh provides HIV/AIDS health insurance support

Bac Ninh provides HIV/AIDS health insurance support

The northern province of Bac Ninh has become the first locality nationwide to provide health insurance support to all people living with HIV/AIDS and taking antiretroviral (ARV) treatment.

Another HIV-resistant medicine piloted

Another HIV-resistant medicine piloted

Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), which offers up to 92% 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.

Surge in HCM City’s insured AIDS patients

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% last February from 20% in April last year, according to the city HIV/AIDS Prevention Centre.

New project on HIV prevention among young drug users launched

New project on HIV prevention among young drug users launched

A new project has been launched to control HIV infection among young drug users aged 16 to 24 in Vietnam by the Centre for Supporting Community Development Initiatives (SCDI), according to the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office under the Ministry of Health.

New strategy needed to improve HIV treatment quality

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.

Children with HIV/AIDS celebrate Tet

Children with HIV/AIDS celebrate Tet

Da Nang city’s HIV/AIDS Prevention Centre and the Vietnam Health Improvement Project (VNHIP) hosted a pre-Tet (Lunar New Year) celebration for children with HIV in Da Nang and Quang Nam province on January 22.