Lang Son: Mother-to-child HIV transmission reaches 2.34%

Friday 12/06/2020 10:42

VGP – As of early June, as many as 3,034 HIV/AIDS carriers were recorded in the northern province of Lang Son, according to the province’s Center for Disease Control. 

Around 2,119 deaths of AIDS were reported while 915 alive HIV/AIDS carriers have been controlled, of whom 20 are children under 15. 

Mother-to-child HIV transmission prevention program has been launched in the province since 2010. 

In the first five months of 2020, one mother infected with HIV has been uncovered. Currently, the proportion of mother-to-child HIV transmission in the province has reached 2.34%. 

The transmission of HIV from a HIV-positive mother to her child during pregnancy, labor, delivery or breastfeeding is called mother-to-child transmission.

Early prevention in pregnant women is very important to protect young generation. Hence, pregnant women living with HIV are advised to go to medical clinics for consultation and treatment.

Viet Nam introduced the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) program in 2005. Since then, the proportion of pregnant women who received an HIV test and their results, including those with previously known status as HIV positive, increased from 11% in 2008 to 50% in 2013.

Viet Nam tries to achieve the rate of kids having HIV due to mother-to-child transmission below 2% by 2020; however, it is facing many difficulties along the way.

Since 2008, Lang Son Province has not been listed among the top 10 localities with the highest proportion of HIV/AIDS carriers among community in Viet Nam. 

By Thuy Dung 


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