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Vietnam Reports Progress in Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Vietnam's permanent representative to the UN touted his country's advances against AIDS at the General Assembly's June 11 plenary session on the epidemic. "Vietnam has initially been able to contain the rise of HIV infection, with HIV-infected people...

Vietnam Fails to Prevent Spread of HIV Among Sex Workers

The HIV rate among sex workers in Vietnam's major cities remains stubbornly high, despite efforts to curb infections. A Labor Ministry report presented at a UN- and government-sponsored conference in Hanoi on April 28 said approximately 9.3 percent ...

Vietnam HIV/STD Prevention Campaign Fails to Increase Condom Use Among Sex Workers

A five-year nationwide HIV and STD prevention campaign aimed at sex workers in Vietnam has not been successful in increasing condom use, health officials attending a two-day conference in Hanoi said on Wednesday, Viet Nam News reports. Nguyen Trong D...

Vietnam Launches Contest to Fight HIV/AIDS

The Vietnamese Ministry of Health and the World Bank office in Vietnam are sponsoring a contest seeking the best ideas to contain the spread of HIV and mitigate its socio-economic impact. Communication themes center on awareness, disease-reduction in...

Vietnamese Program Aims to Involve Society in HIV Prevention Efforts

A new Web site aimed at providing HIV-positive people with a forum to share information with each other and the community launched last week in Vietnam as part of a project that aims to increase society's overall involvement in the country's fight ag...

HIV Patients in Vietnam Refused Treatment by Healthcare Workers

Most HIV/AIDS patients in Vietnam seeking treatment are refused by health care workers, Hanoi's Labor newspaper reported, citing studies by five international nongovernmental groups. The local HIV patients received little care to overcome the shock o...

Vietnam Government Delegation to Head to U.S. for HIV/Drugs Study Tour

A Vietnamese government delegation will travel to the United States Sept. 3-14 to study HIV prevention among drug addicts, according to the US embassy. The 12-person delegation will be led by Deputy Health Minister Pham Manh Hung and includes officia...

Vietnam Reports 1,300 New HIV Carriers

Vietnam reported 1,299 HIV cases in the first half of this year, raising the total number to 67,100, a source from the Ministry of Health said Monday. The country now has 10,200 AIDS cases, and more than 5,700 people have died from the disease. In or...

Vietnam HIV Carriers Estimated to Exceed 154,000 by End of Year

The estimated number of HIV-infected people in Vietnam will exceed 154,000 by the end of this year, a Ministry of Health official said Wednesday. The actual figure of those testing HIV-positive is 56,495 people. The number of people with AIDS is expe...

HIV/AIDS Could Erode Vietnam's Economic Development: UN

In Hanoi yesterday, international experts said HIV/AIDS could severely erode Vietnam's economic development and its fight against poverty unless the government changes it approach to the epidemic. "HIV has the potential of reversing all the developme...