Vietnamese City to Launch Methadone Program to Reduce Spread of HIV Among IDUs
September 6, 2007
Health officials in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, plan to launch a methadone program modeled after one in Hong Kong in an effort to reduce the spread of HIV among injection drug users, the South China Morning Post reports. Le Truong Giang, deputy director of Ho Chi Minh City's health service, said that groups from Vietnam are in Hong Kong studying the program.
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