Quang Ninh launches policies to support children affected by HIV/AIDS

Friday 28/06/2019 15:06

VGP – As many as 160 HIV/AIDS-infected children and 1,500 children affected by HIV/AIDS are recorded in the northern province of Quang Ninh. 

The locality has issued a number of specific policies for HIV/AIDS-positive children in 2014-2020, including those on free health insurance cards and treatment expenditures. 

In addition, the province has provided sponsors for children under 16 born from HIV/AIDS-positive mothers such as tuition exemption and support (VND100,000 per month) and nutrition sponsor (VND500,000 per year). 

Nearly 1,700 children were supported with HIV testing and nutrition products. More than 400 ones infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS have got access to care and treatment programs. 

In 2018, a total number of 22,095 communications programs were carried out for 1,222,087 ones. 

12 treatment laboratories are being operated in the province.    

In the future, Quang Ninh Province will continue enhancing HIV/AIDS prevention and control works, heading to the 90-90-90 Plan (By 2020, 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status. By 2020, 90% of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy. By 2020, 90% of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression. 

The locality heads to control HIV transmissions in the community under 0.42%. 

By Thuy Dung

 

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