National strategy on ending AIDS by 2030 drafted

Friday 27/03/2020 10:31

VGP – The Ministry of Health has drafted a national strategy on ending AIDS by 2030 with the aim of enhancing HIV/AIDS prevention and control activities to reduce the number of HIV carriers and deaths of AIDS and minimizing the consequences of HIV/AIDS on socio-economic development.  

In Viet Nam, around 230,000-250,000 HIV carriers have been recorded, of whom 210,000 ones know their status. 

More than 103,000 deaths of AIDS have been reported while 100% of provinces and cities and 98% of districts have uncovered HIV carriers. 

The synchronous implementation of strategies has helped prevent the transmissions of HIV/AIDS, reduce the numbers of new HIV carriers, those who have developed full-blown AIDS and deaths of HIV/AIDS every year, striving to reach the target of HIV transmissions among community under 0.3%. 

It is estimated that around 400,000 people have been prevented from HIV infections and 150,000 ones have been saved from AIDS. 

Over the recent years, the number of new HIV carriers only stood at 1,000 cases per year. 

According to the strategy, the proportion of high-risk people getting access to HIV prevention services will reach 80% by 2030 while the proportion of HIV carriers knowing their status may attain 95%. 

By 2030, 95% of the people on treatment will have undetectable levels of HIV in their body, known as viral suppression while mother-to-child transmission of HIV will end. 

In addition, the strategy aims to consolidate and strengthen HIV/AIDS prevention and control system, ensure human resources and financial resources for this work. The proportion of domestic financial resources will meet at least 70% of demand for HIV/AIDS prevention work by 2030. 

By Thuy Dung   

 

 

 

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