Nearly 64,000 people get access to HIV prevention services

Friday 19/03/2021 16:09

VGP – More than 63,600 customers were provided with HIV prevention services, reaching 103.3% of the set target thanks to VUSTA Project–The Global fund Supported Project on HIV/AIDS that has been funded by The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

In 2020, as many as 13,000 new HIV-carriers were detected, an increase of 3,000 ones compared to 2019. 

Around 152,000 HIV carriers have been treated with ARV while the PrEP program has been launched at 26 localities, attracting the participation of 16,800 people. 

Meanwhile, the nation has provided Methadone treatment for 52,000 customers and supplied Buprenorphine for more than 2,000 patients at eight localities. 

However, HIV/AIDS prevention and control works still face difficulties and challenges and foreign aid for this work has reduced. 

Specifically, in 2020, the project has got access to and provided HIV/AIDS prevention services for 63,602 customers, HIV testing for 54,316 customers, making up 85.4%, detecting 1,900 HIV-positive ones and sending 1,891 ones to ARV treatment facilities. 

In the year, 89 Community-Based Organization (CBOs) with 948 peer attendants distributed 9 million syringes and nine million condoms at 15 cities and provinces. 

Last year, the project was added with nearly US$304,000 by the Global Fund. 

By Thuy Dung


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