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.
VOV.VN - There is no room for complacency in the fight against HIV, though the number of new carriers is showing a downward trend, has said Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam.
Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue has applauded contributions of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to Vietnam’s socio-economic development as well as national management.
A women's organization has opened a public forum to tell a story of woman victims of harassment which may result in an increased number of cases of unwanted pregnancy and HIV infection.
As the HIV response is being integrated into the general healthcare system, raising awareness of healthcare workers is important in addressing discrimination and stigma.
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.
A forum on reproductive and sexual health and rights of young people was held in Ha Long city, the northern province of Quang Ninh on November 27.
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).
The People’s Committee of Hanoi launched a campaign on November 22 to respond to the national month on HIV/AIDS prevention and control (November 10-December 10) and the World AIDS Day (December 1).
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.
National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan received new United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director for Vietnam Caitlin Wiesen in Hanoi on November 8.
VOV.VN - A conference was held on September 29 in Ho Chi Minh City to discuss how community-based organisations (CBOs) continue helping vulnerable groups on the back of reducing amount of foreign financial aid.
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.
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.
The rate of mother-to-child HIV transmission fell to 3.6% in the first half of 2017, showing Vietnam’s preventive measures are proving effective.
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 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.
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.
Establishing social organisations is a significant stride in the management of social affairs, heard a workshop in Hanoi on August 22.
Vietnam has been striving to reduce the number of HIV infections and prevent outbreaks in high-risk communities despite a decline in funding from the international community, health officials said.