5,464 alive HIV carriers recorded in Quang Ninh

Friday 22/11/2019 11:34

VGP – As many as 5,464 alive HIV carriers were recorded in the northern province of Quang Ninh, according to the province’s disease control center. 

Communications work on HIV/AIDS prevention for nearly 900,000 people 

Since early 2019, the locality has effectively launched the HIV/AIDS prevention and control program, which has made contributions to successfully implementing the national strategy on HIV/AIDS prevention and control till 2020, with a vision to 2030 and controlling HIV transmissions among population community under 0.4%. 

Over the recent nine months of 2019, around 867,341 ones were provided with information about HIV/AIDS prevention and control.  

Since 2011, the province has set up and maintained the operation of five Methadone treatment centers in Ha Long, Cam Pha, Uong Bi, Dong Trieu and Van Don to help drug addicts to easily get access to the rehabilitation method.  

PrEP treatment to be expanded 

A total number of 2,214 patients have received Methadone treatment in Quang Ninh Province for eight years. As of September 30 this year, 1,158 ones are being treated with Methadone while 1,056 ones stopped treatment due to imprison, compulsory rehabilitation, deaths of related diseases or moving to other localities. 

Especially since January 2019, ARV treatment for HIV carriers through health insurance has been launched. As many as 4,899 HIV carriers have been treated with ARV, of whom 4,786 are adults, making up 98% while 153 new HIV carriers have been provided with ARV treatment, of whom 94% have health insurance cards. 

The province has carried out the Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis – PrEP at the province’s general hospital and intended to expand the program at Cam Pha general hospital and Van Don health center. 

In the first nine months of 2019, 135 new HIV carriers were uncovered, a decrease of 162 compared to the same period last year. 

By Thuy Dung 

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