VN, Laos cooperate in HIV/AIDS prevention and control

Friday 06/06/2014 16:53

VGP – A HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Coordination Meeting was held in San Nua, Hua Phan, Laos to strengthen the HIV/AIDS prevention and control work at the Viet Nam-Laos border areas.

The event, sponsored by the Asian Development Bank, attracted nearly 100 delegates.

As of April 2014, Son La Province found 9,624 HIV carriers, of whom 2,585 ones died. Nearly 3,340 HIV-positive people have been discovered in five districts near the Lao border.

In the central province of Thanh Hoa, 5,470 ones are positive with HIV with 1,070 ones died.

In Hua Phan Province, Laos, 30 new HIV carriers have been found since 2006, of whom 10 ones died.

To reduce the people living with HIV/AIDS in the future, these three provinces agreed to sign the Memorandum of Understanding on HIV/AIDS prevention and control till 2017.

In addition, they will focus on improving capacity to provide suitable and accessible services to vulnerable groups.

By Thuy Dung

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