Thai Nguyen ranks fourth in HIV transmissions nationwide

Friday 09/08/2019 16:59

VGP – The number of new HIV carriers detected in the northern province of Thai Nguyen during the first months of 2019 was 69 ones, an increase of 64 compared to the previous year, according to the province’s department of health. 

Especially, as many as 119 children living with HIV/AIDS have been treated with ARV. 

According to statistics announced in July 2019 of the Ministry of Health, in the first half of 2019, the number of new HIV carriers made Thai Nguyen Province rank third among localities nationwide in the proportion of HIV/AIDS transmissions among 100,000 people and rank fourth among HIV transmissions nationwide (after Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh City and Hai Phong City). 

A total number of 6,700 HIV/AIDS carriers were recorded in the province. Over the recent six months of 2019, 3,826 HIV/AIDS patients were treated with ARV and 2,331 ones received Methadone treatment. 

By Thuy Dung 

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