U.S. Specialists Train Vietnamese Doctors in HIV/AIDS Care
March 2, 2004
American HIV/AIDS specialists today began a series of training courses for health care workers in Vietnam aimed at improving treatment and care practices for patients, the U.S. embassy announced. The programs, part of a U.S.-government funded project, will take place this week in Hanoi and next week in Ho Chi Minh City. "From this training patients will be treated better in their locality for both opportunistic infection prophylaxis and treatment so they can stay healthier and live longer," the embassy said in a statement. The 15 specialists come from CDC, Harvard Medical School, Yale University, the University of California-San Francisco and the World Health Organization. Over 71,000 Vietnamese are known to be HIV-positive, but the health ministry estimates there are more than 160,000 HIV patients. Independent experts say that figure could actually be as high as 300,000.Adapted from:
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.