Methadone therapy to be expanded VGP - Việt Nam plans to use the methadone therapy to detoxify some 80,000 drug addicts by 2015, applying it in 13 cities and provinces from 2010 to 2012 and at least 17 localities in the 2013-2015 period.
19 localities asked to review HIV/AIDS work VGP - The Government Office on February 22 sent a telegram to 19 cities and provinces asking them to immediately send reviews of the combat of AIDS, drug and prostitution in 2011.
HIV infections drop in Quảng Ninh VGP – As many as 214 people in the northern province of Quảng Ninh were detected to carry HIV in 2011, down 153 from 2010, reported the provincial Health Department.
Gov’t extends UNAIDS-funded project Deputy PM Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has agreed to extend the implementation time for the Project on enhancing the National Committee for HIV/AIDS, Drugs and Prostitution Prevention and Control’s capacity on policy coordination and mobilization until December 31, 2013.
MoH receives medicines against HIV/AIDS Considering the proposal of the Ministry of Finance (MoF), Deputy PM Phạm Gia Khiêm, acting on behalf of the PM, agreed on May 16 that the Ministry of Health (MoH) will receive the eight batch of Retrovirus (ARV) as part of the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).