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Vĩnh Phúc to pay more care to children living with HIV

Update: January, 30/2019 - 14:40
The northern province of Vĩnh Phúc will put in place different measures this year to improve the lives of children living with HIV and help them integrate into the community, said experts from the provincial social sponsoring centre. — Photo tiengchuong.vn

VĨNH PHÚC — The northern province of Vĩnh Phúc will put in place different measures this year to improve the lives of children living with HIV and help them integrate into the community, said experts from the provincial social sponsoring centre.

Statistics from the centre showed that more than 2,000 children were affected by HIV/AIDS in the province, of whom 35 are living with AIDS.

The province has conducted different programmes and policies to support the children.

All of them receive treatment with antiretroviral (ARV) drugs and get supplements, and can go to school.

The province has two health stations and three hospitals that give treatment to HIV/AIDS patients.

Early diagnosis is given to under-18-month-old children to reduce treatment expenses.

Vĩnh Phúc has improved education on the issue to raise people’s awareness and prevent discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS.

The provincial Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs has collaborated with concerned organisations to hold forums and workshops on the disease. Thanks to these activities, attendees learn about preventing the disease and transmission from mothers to children. — VNS

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