More than 16 years have passed since Trần Thị Chuẩn, a mother of three from the southern Long An Province, got the horrible news. Doctors told her that she had been infected with HIV.
A partnership was created that made a self-help group responsible for administering community-based HIV testing for high-risk groups, including men having sex with men (MSM).
Việt Nam News reporter Khoa Thư talks to Eamonn Murphy, Regional Director of UNAIDS, Asia and the Pacific, about the opportunities and challenges facing the elimination of HIV as a public health threat by 2030
HIV/AIDS remains an important public health problem in Việt Nam with nearly 10,000 new HIV infections and 2,000 people killed by AIDS each year, participants heard on Wednesday at a conference on 20 years treatment of HIV/AIDS in Việt Nam.
The 2019 National Action Month against HIV/AIDS was launched on Saturday at a ceremony held by the HCM City Department of Health to raise awareness of the disease and improve prevention, testing and treatment.
The AIDS epidemic in Việt Nam cannot be eliminated by 2030 if the country fails to reaffirm its commitment and show determination in rolling out innovative solutions to prevent the transmission of HIV.
Civil society organisations (CSOs) had contributed much to HIV/AIDS prevention and control, but obstacles remained in their work, experts said at conference on Wednesday in Hà Nội.
For 14 years, Thủy has taught children at the education, labour and social affairs centre No 2 in Yên Bài Commune, Hà Nội’s Ba Vì District. Many of the youngsters are HIV positive orphans, abandoned by their parents.
HIV/AIDS patients have been encouraged to buy health insurance to reduce their treatment costs.