Thanh Hoa: Over 8,500 HIV/AIDS carriers recorded

Tuesday 15/09/2020 10:48

VGP – As of July 2020, 8,513 HIV/AIDS carriers were recorded in the north central province of Thanh Hoa, according to the province’s Center for Disease Control. 

Of the figure, 4,233 have management profiles, including 3,678 residents in Thanh Hoa Province and 555 in prisons. The province also announced more than 2,500 deaths of AIDS. 

Twelve of the 27 districts and cities in the province have HIV testing laboratories eligible to providing confirmed HIV testing results. 

In the first half of 2020, 49,927 customers among 50,686 who were consulted to take HIV test received HIV testing, of whom 264 were found positive for HIV.

Every year, thanks to early testing, more than 200 new HIV carriers received ARV treatment. At present, the total number of patients receiving ARV treatment rose to 3,953, accounting for 93% of alive HIV carriers. 

In 2019, mother-to-child HIV prevention program helped screen 25,000 pregnant women, detecting two positive for HIV, raising the number of cases receiving treatment for mother-to-child HIV prevention to 38. 

Among 23,200 cases screened in the first quarter of 2020, 11 received early ARV treatment. All new-born babies are not infected with HIV. 

By Thuy Dung  

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