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Vietnam aims to treat HIV, halt drug rise

Vietnam aims to treat HIV, halt drug rise

Vietnam must step up efforts to ensure 90% 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.

Stigma hurts HIV diagnosis, treatment

Stigma hurts HIV diagnosis, treatment

As the HIV response is being integrated into the general healthcare system, raising awareness of healthcare workers is important in addressing discrimination and stigma.

Vietnam redoubles efforts to fight HIV/AIDS

Vietnam redoubles efforts to fight HIV/AIDS

VOV.VN - Vietnam reported 6,800 new HIV carriers and 3,500 AIDS patients between January and September this year. The incidence of HIV infection in Vietnam has dropped two thirds over the past 10 years.

The nation aims for treatment to all HIV carriers

The nation aims for treatment to all HIV carriers

VOV.VN - The Vietnamese government is gearing up a health insurance expansion scheme to cover the costs of treatment of HIV-infected people, said Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam at a meeting on November 26 in the northern province of Hai Duong in response to World AIDS Day (December 1).

Hanoi: Various activities held during HIV/AIDS prevention month

Hanoi: Various activities held during HIV/AIDS prevention month

Various activities are underway in Hanoi to promote early HIV testing so as to achieve the 90 – 90 – 90 targets by 2020, also the theme of this year’s action month for HIV/AIDS prevention and control from November 10 to December 10.

HIV infections on the rise

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, heard a conference on policies for HIV/AIDS prevention in Ho Chi Minh City on September 27.

Initiative to improve professional skills of Vietnamese doctors

Initiative to improve professional skills of Vietnamese doctors

The Health Ministry’s Medical Services Administration (MSA) and the British Medical Journal (BMJ) on September 27 launched the clinical decision support training initiative to medical services in Vietnam aiming to improve the detection, diagnosis and control of infectious diseases.

Khanh Hoa in need of HIV health workers

Khanh Hoa in need of HIV health workers

Health authorities in Nha Trang city – the famous beach tourism destination hit hard by HIV/AIDS – have made progress against the epidemic. However, their efforts are threatened by a lack of adequate human resources.

HCM City should ensure insurance coverage

HCM City should ensure insurance coverage

HCM City health centres that provide treatment to patients with HIV/AIDS should merge by the end of the year with district-level hospitals if the centres are unable to expand services to upgrade into general health clinics, a local official has said.

Health centre mergers require job reshuffle

Health centre mergers require job reshuffle

More than 1,200 health care managers will need new jobs when provincial centres for preventive health, HIV/AIDS, malaria and others are merged into one general Centre for Disease Control (CDC) in each province, as required by the Ministry of Health by 2021.