60,000 people receive HIV testing, counseling in Bac Ninh in 2019

Monday 23/03/2020 09:00

VGP – As many as 60,000 people  received HIV testing and counseling in the northern province of Bac Ninh in 2019, of whom 8,949  have been supported by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS.

According to the province’s disease control center, as of the end of 2019, a total number of 2,519 HIV carriers were recorded in the province, of whom 1,485 are still alive.

The number of people developing full-blown AIDS was estimated at 1,273, including 212 alive ones. 

During the year, 67 new HIV carriers were uncovered. 

The province has launched programs to distribute free condoms and syringes to high-risk groups. 

As of December 2019, 589 HIV/AIDS carriers received treatment, of whom 402 ones have been treated with ARV and 389 patients have undetectable levels of HIV in their body. 

In 2019, seven training courses were organized to help 184 participants to improve their capacity in HIV/AIDS prevention and control. 

By Thuy Dung 

 

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