Plea for HIV/AIDS victims: Numbers in Viet Nam are expected to soar to 300,000 by next year.
Doan was speaking at the launch of the National Month of Action on HIV/AIDS Prevention held in the
By next years, nearly 300,000 Vietnamese are expected to have become infected with the debilitating, deadly - and incurable disease.
Therefore, Doan said that prevention was the key to controlling AIDS in
This year, the world is focusing on a human rights-based approach to theproblem.
The emphasis will be on providing help for all people who approach HIV/AIDS prevention services. Care, support and treatment will be given to all who seek it, without discrimination on gender, social position, ethnic group or religion.
Doan said the supply of services for HIV/AIDS care, treatment and prevention needed to be strengthened.
Health Minister Nguyen Quoc Trieu said that although progress had been made in HIV/AIDS prevention and care, most people still knew little about what to do.
He said the problem was compounded by discrimination against people living with the disease and a poor network supporting affected people in mountain and remote areas.
The National Month of Action for HIV/AIDS Prevention lasts from tomorrow to December 10.