The northern mountainous province of Yen Bai has carried out a lot of measures to protect and care for children affected by HIV/AIDS.
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.
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.
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.
Doctors from the Vietnam-Germany Hospital have successfully conducted an eight-hour heart surgery on a female patient with HIV virus.
Children with special circumstances will receive support in the forms of medical care, social aid, education and training under Decree No. 56/2017/ND-CP approved recently by the Government.
Vietnam is aiming to improve its workplace environment with amendments to the law that will for the first time ban sexual harassment and gender discrimination.
Localities are facing difficulties in implementing policies and legal documents in HIV/AIDS, drugs, and prostitution prevention, heard a workshop in Ho Chi Minh City on March 31.
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.
A survey has found around 70 percent of medical staff took excessive precautionary measures while offering check-ups to HIV patients for fear of infection.
People living with HIV/AIDS in Vietnam are struggling to afford life-saving antiretroviral (ARV) drugs as a result of dwindling foreign aid.
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.
Authorities in Dong Nai Province are pressing public disorder charges against 49 inmates of a drug rehab center for inciting other inmates to escape in October and November 2016.
Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Mark Dybul has pledged support to Vietnam to sustainably maintain achievements in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
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.
The Prime Minister has approved a non-refundable aid package from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to strengthen community links in HIV prevention.
The Health Ministry has reported that HIV carriers in the country has numbered 231,000, with 87,000 having developed full-blown AIDS, and HIV infection in community has continuously been kept under 0.3%.
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.
The health ministry, however, says the idea was included in the draft law just as a point of reference.
Dr Ngo Thi Anh Dong is so devoted to her job and patients, and so well-loved, that when she’s absent from the health clinic on any given day, people tend to panic.