HAI PHONG (VNS) — A US$2-million project was launched in the northern port city of Hai Phong on Monday to promote community connections in preventing and combating HIV/AIDS in northern coastal localities.
Funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the project aims to increase preventive health services and community-based care for people living with HIV/AIDS and contribute to realising the national programme for fighting the disease.
Apart from Hai Phong, the seven-year project also covers Quang Ninh and Nghe An provinces.
Targeted groups include drug users who have not been tested for HIV in six months, people living with HIV who have not registered for outpatient treatment or have failed to follow treatment schedules, sex workers who use drugs and sexual partners of people living with HIV. — VNS