A national campaign aiming to raise public awareness of HIV/AIDS as a communicable disease which could be prevented and controlled was launched in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau on December 19.
A ceremony was held in the northern province of Bac Giang on December 1 in response to the National Action Month against HIV/AIDS and the World AIDS Day.
VOV.VN - The Ministry of Health is working with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and PATH, an international, nonprofit global health organization on a program to promote private sector engagement in HIV response.
The fight against HIV/AIDS has always been a priority of Hanoi, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Hong Son said at a meeting on November 29 in response to the World AIDS Day (December 1).
Civil society organisations (CSOs) had contributed much to HIV/AIDS prevention and control, but obstacles remained in their work, experts said at conference this week in Hanoi.
The Ministry of Health’s Department of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control on June 12 delivered the first free pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medicine to people with high risk of HIV exposure in Ho Chi Minh City.
The Undetectable=Untransmittable or K=K (Khong phat hien=Khong lay truyen) campaign was launched in Hanoi on May 3 with a training course on communications work for the campaign.
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) service for HIV prevention was officially launched in Hanoi on April 16.
Ho Chi Minh City’s Paediatrics Hospital No1’s neurology and infectious diseases department has admitted children with HIV whose mothers did not have HIV tests during their pregnancy.
The Department of Maternal and Child Health under the Ministry of Health (MoH) held a workshop in the central city of Da Nang on March 19 to launch a national action plan on the eradication of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, hepatitis B and syphilis in the 2018-2030 period.
Simultaneous events were held in Hanoi, Hai Phong city, Nghe An province and Ho Chi Minh City on March 8 to celebrate the first patients receiving antiretroviral (ARV) drugs covered by social health insurance (SHI).
There were about 10,000 new HIV carriers detected in 2018, including 2,000 fatalities, equivalent to those in 2017.
This year, the healthcare sector aims to reduce death rates caused by diseases and epidemics to increase life expectancy.
Miss Universe Vietnam H’Hen Nie has called for reducing stigma and discrimination against HIV patients at the Miss Universe 2018 contest that is now being held in Bangkok, Thailand.
VOV.VN - Annually, 8,000 new cases of HIV infections are discovered in Vietnam with approximately 3,000 to 4,000 deaths caused by HIV/AIDS being reported. HIV is one of the leading causes of death in the country.
About 3 million young Vietnamese are affected by mental and psychological problems but only 20% of them receive medical treatment, while the rest resort to alcohol, tobacco, and drug, said a doctor in Ho Chi Minh City.
The National Hospital of Tropical Diseases and the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) signed a record of discussions for a cooperation project to set up a bench-to-bedside system for sustainable anti-virus (ARV) and HIV prevention in Vietnam.
Practices and policies on AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Universal Health Coverage were discussed widely at the "Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting on AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Universal Health Coverage: Country Experiences, Challenges and Solutions.”
Community-based organisations participating in a USAID-funded project on HIV/AIDS prevention and control have made great contributions to the work in Vietnam thanks to their new ways of doing.
Hanoi has 20 HIV counseling and testing points, 22 outpatient clinics and 18 centres that provide methadone treatment for drug addicts.