US CDC supports establishment of PrEP treatment facility at private hospital in Ha Noi

Tuesday 26/05/2020 08:13

VGP – The Viet Nam Administration for HIV/AIDS Control, under the Ministry of Health coordinated with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide technical assistance and support for the establishment of the PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, treatment facility in Medlatec General Hospital. 

The participation of Medlatec General Hospital in HIV/AIDS prevention and control program in particular and other private organizations in general has made contributions to expanding HIV/AIDS treatment in Viet Nam.

Currently, the hospital will launch PrEP during the Jan-July period in 2020 at No.42 Nghia Dung Street, Ba Dinh District, Ha Noi. Since August, two more treatment facilities will operate in Tay Ho District and Thanh Xuan District. 

The same occasion, the U.S. CDC has committed an initial US$3.9 million for U.S. CDC’s COVID-19 activities in Viet Nam to support prevention, preparedness, and response, including some regional activities as well as maintain HIV treatment during COVID-19.

Since 1998, CDC has partnered with the government and local and international organizations in Viet Nam to build quality sustainable health systems, providing long-term public health impact and protecting the health of Vietnamese and Americans at home and abroad. 

CDC delivers evidence-based expertise that strengthens the capacity and infrastructure of the national health systems in Viet Nam, providing life-saving care and treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS and preventing the spread of infectious diseases, such as flu and other potential health threats.

In Viet Nam, the U.S. CDC has provided antiretroviral therapy for 28,741 HIV-infected adults and children, tested 355,124 pregnant women for HIV and provided antiretroviral therapy for 1,238 HIV-infected pregnant women to prevent transmission of HIV to the child.

In addition, it has also supplied HIV counseling and testing for 42,330 TB patients and TB treatment for 897 HIV-infected patients in HIV care who started TB treatment, medication-assisted therapy for 5,397 drug users and prevention outreach to 53,043 people most-at-risk for HIV.

By Thuy Dung 

 

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