A third of nation’s AIDS patients treated with antiretroviral drugs
Hundreds of international and domestic officials and experts gathered to exchange their experiences in implementing HIV/AIDS treatment and discuss solutions for improving treatment for HIV/AIDS-infected people.
A system of community-based care and support services for people living with HIV/AIDS, launched in 1996, is currently in place nationwide, with outpatient clinics, counselling and testing centres in 40 provinces. The care, support and treatment model has been applied in 100 districts in 20 provinces, with support from the Global Fund.
The increasing number of people living with HIV/AIDS in
ARVs, the main drugs used to treat HIV/AIDS, cost US$8,000-10,000 per patient per year, making foreign aid for treatment a necessity.
Aiding the HIV battle HA NOI – The international community has shown its willingness to continue to help — VNS
At the midterm Consultative Group (CG) Meeting in Ha Long last weekend, the United Nations pledged to continue its aid to
According to the Ministry of Health, since 1999, the international community has funded a total of 29 HIV/AIDS-related projects with a combined capital of US$103 million. The projects have focused on implementing nine action plans laid out by the Vietnam Administration of HIV/AIDS Control by 2010 programme and Vision 2020, the ministry said.
Prominent among these was a
In 2006, the quantity of ARV drugs approved by the State budget was sufficient for treating 1,000 patients for one year, but the implementation of ARV therapy has not been carried out evenly among provinces and cities, said the director of the Viet Nam Administration of HIV/AIDS Control, Duong Quoc Trong.
Aiding the HIV battle
HA NOI – The international community has shown its willingness to continue to help
By 2010, the National Action Plans on HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment aims for 70 per cent of adults and 100 per cent of children infected with HIV/AIDS and eligible for treatment to have access to ARVs.
The plans’ focus includes reducing the mother-to-child transmission rate and removing the stigma from HIV/AIDS patients, in addition to keeping the spread of the disease under control.
Toward this goal, the Government plans to spend nearly VND2.8 trillion ($175 million) to establish HIV/AIDS control centres in 52 out of 64 cities and provinces nationwide by 2010.
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