wiki globe

Posts Tagged ‘HIV/AIDS’

Creating advantages for HIV/AIDS children to have normal school lives

In Uncategorized on December 24, 2010 at 4:28 am

A seminar on guaranteeing the right for children, affected by the HIV/AIDS virus, to be able to study, was held in Ho Chi Minh City on December 22.

The seminar was hosted by the Ho Chi Minh City HIV/AIDS Prevention Committee and the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).


According to the Legal Aid and Consultancy Center, knowledge of HIV prevention methods and the law on HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control have not been widely known. Which means that children living with AIDS virus believed they are stigmatized and discriminated against, especially at kindergartens and primary schools.


The government should launch and support school policies that assist HIV-affected children, most of whom come from poor families.


Statistics show that Vietnam has more than 5,000 school-aged HIV-positive carriers (0-15 years old) and thousands of HIV-affected children.


In related news, the Thi Nghe Center for Orphans and Disabled Children now has more than 2,300 students, since its establishment in 1975. Most of them have physical, intellectually and communication problems to deal with.

Source: SGGP

Vietnam yields achievements in fight against HIV/AIDS: Misniter

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 10:01 am

Health Minister Nguyen Quoc Trieu said Vietnam has yielded remarkable achievements in the fight against the pandemic HIV/AIDS.


The minister spoke this at a conference to review 20 years of HIV/AIDS prevention and control in Vietnam held in Hanoi on Dec. 1 by the Ministry of Health and the National Committee for HIV/AIDS, Drugs and Prostitution Prevention and Control. He said the country has been successful in containing the rate of HIV infection transmission under 0.3 percent of the population.

Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan hands medals to Earmon Murphy and Mitchell Wolfe

The Southeast Asia nation has implemented prevention and control programs, healthcare services and support to HIV infected people.


However, the country still faces some challenges and high risk of outbreak because more people have unsafe sex relations. In addition, the rate of infected women and children has increased.


Speaking at the meeting, Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan applauded the efforts and the contributions of relevant agencies, individuals and international organizations in the fight. Doan pointed out the entire machinery of state and people must raise their awareness about the epidemic.


At the meeting, individuals and organizations received Labor certificates and merit certificates of the President and the Prime Minister for their great contributions in the fight. Moreover, on the behalf of Vietnamese government, Ms. Doan  handed the Friendship Medal to Earmon Murphy, Country Director of the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS in Vietnam , and Mitchell Wolfe, Country Director of the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention in Vietnam.


The country now has 228,680 people infected with HIV/AIDS, including 48,368 people who have died of the disease. Vietnam reports 15,000 new infected HIV people each year. Ho Chi Minh City has high rate of HIV infections in the country.


To prevent the spread of the fatal disease, in 2010, 43 cities and provinces distributed safe syringes and needles and 60 cities and provinces distributed free condoms.

Source: SGGP

Dance to elevate awareness of HIV/AIDS

In Uncategorized on November 25, 2010 at 5:21 pm




Dance to elevate awareness of HIV/AIDS


QĐND – Thursday, November 25, 2010, 21:0 (GMT+7)

Thousands of Vietnamese and international youth, as well as popular artists, will take part in a big event, “Dance for life”, scheduled to take place on November 27th, as part of the forthcoming World AIDS Day.


In Vietnam, 1,000 Vietnamese will dance together at the My Club at 19-21 Hai Ba Trung Street, Hanoi.


Popular artists, including singers Minh Quan, My Dung, comedian Xuan Bac and Big Toe dance group, will also participate in this event to be broadcast live on VTV6 and abroad via satellite.


At the same time with the event in Vietnam, thousands of international youth from 27 countries from all over the world will also “dance for life” to send a message of “acknowledging HIV/AIDS and easing discrimination against people living with HIV” to the public.


Source: LDO


Translated by Mai Huong


Source: QDND

Exhibition on 20 years of HIV/AIDS in Vietnam opens

In Uncategorized on November 22, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Vietnam aims to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS by 2015

In Uncategorized on November 7, 2010 at 1:51 pm

HIV/AIDS exhibition to open in Hanoi

In Uncategorized on October 28, 2010 at 2:10 pm




HIV/AIDS exhibition to open in Hanoi


QĐND – Thursday, October 28, 2010, 20:45 (GMT+7)

An exhibition called “HIV/AIDS in Vietnam: 20 years of changes and challenges” will be held at the Museum of Ethnology in Hanoi on November 22 to mark HIV/AIDS prevention month (November 10-December 10).


The event will be jointly organised by the museum, the Centre for Community Health Research and Development (CCRD), the Ford Foundation and Columbia University in New York.


According to the CCRD, the event will spotlight the HIV/AIDS problem in Vietnam, past and present, with the recollections and experiences of HIV/AIDS victims as well as the difficulties faced by health staff, policy makers and researchers.


Since the first case of HIV was discovered in the country in 1990, the virus has quickly spread on a national scale and affected many aspects of Vietnamese society, it said.


It is just one of 10 events being held across the country to mark the 20th year of Vietnam’s HIV prevention campaign.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

HIV/AIDS prevention projects widens its remit

In Uncategorized on July 6, 2010 at 4:16 pm




HIV/AIDS prevention projects widens its remit


QĐND – Tuesday, July 06, 2010, 20:46 (GMT+7)

More than 7 million needles have been provided free in the first five months of this year, up 21 percent compared to the same period last year.


This is part of a HIV/AIDS prevention project funded by the World Bank, which is being carried out in 20 provinces and cities.


In the reviewed period, more than 3 million condoms have also been delivered free to sex workers, down 1.3 percent over the same period last year.


At a meeting in Hoi An on July 5 to review the project’s results in the first half of this year, deputy Minister of Health, Trinh Quan Huan stressed that the project has achieved significant results thanks to the great efforts of the project management board and the support of provincial and municipal leaders.


Huan proposed stepping up the project in the second half of this year and conducting a survey on the trends of HIV in some provinces.


The project management board also agreed to have an additional 12 provinces and cities involved in the project, raising the total number of participants to 32.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

US military supports HIV/AIDS program in Nha Trang

In Uncategorized on June 4, 2010 at 10:24 am

A new HIV/AIDS program opened in Nha Trang on June 2 as part of a cooperation program between the militaries of the United States and Vietnam.


Located at Hospital 87 in the central province of Khanh Hoa, the Blood Safety Center receives technical and financial support from the U.S. Department of Defense through the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

Lieutenant General Chu Tien Cuong (4, L) and Rear Admiral Michael H. Anderson (2,R) cut the ribbon to open the program (Photo: QDND)

The center will provide safe blood products and voluntary counseling and testing services to both civilian and military populations from Khanh Hoa and neighboring provinces.


Rear Admiral Michael H. Anderson, U.S. Navy Surgeon General from the Pacific Command, and Lieutenant General Chu Tien Cuong, Director of the Military Medicine Department, Vietnam Ministry of Defense, cut the ribbon to open the program.


“PEPFAR currently supports five Blood Safety centers throughout our country’s military medical system. Together we collect and produce tens of thousands of safe blood units, and we’ve been able to provide a better overall quality of care,” said Lieutenant General Chu Tien Cuong at the ceremony.


Rear Admiral Michael H. Anderson said blood donation was “the gift of life.”


“There is nothing more honorable than giving of one’s self to improve the health and well-being of someone else,” he said.


He said the collaborative efforts between the U.S Department of Defense and the Vietnam Military Medical Department had been highly successful so far.


“Together we can feel gratified that we have made the Vietnam military HIV/AIDS program a model program that other programs in the Pacific area can emulate.”


Since 2004, the United States has provided over $400 million for comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention, care, treatment and support programs across Vietnam through PEPFAR.

Source: SGGP

US supports Vietnam’s HIV/AIDS program

In Uncategorized on June 3, 2010 at 2:10 pm




US supports Vietnam’s HIV/AIDS program


QĐND – Thursday, June 03, 2010, 20:58 (GMT+7)

PANO – A new HIV/AIDS program was launched at Hospital 87 in Nha Trang city, central province of Khanh Hoa, on June 2, 2010, expanding support from the US Government to the military medical system of Vietnam.


The program, which receives technical and financial support from the US Department of Defense through the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), will provide safe blood products and voluntary counseling and testing services to both civilian and military populations from Khanh Hoa and neighboring provinces.


On the same day, a ceremony launching a Blood Safety center was held.  “PEPFAR currently supports five Blood Safety centers in the military medical system located throughout the country; together we collect and produce tens of thousands of safe blood units, and overall affected better quality of care,” said Lieutenant General Chu Tien Cuong, Director of the Military Medicine Department, Vietnam Ministry of Defense at the ceremony.


Rear Admiral Michael H. Anderson, US Navy Surgeon General from the Pacific Command said that “Blood donation is the gift of life, and there is nothing more honorable than giving of one’s self to improve the health and well-being of someone else.”  


Mai Anh

Photo: full2faltu


Source: QDND

HIV/AIDS writing contest launched

In Uncategorized on May 31, 2010 at 3:40 pm

Vietnam’s Journalists Association and the Vietnam Administration of HIV/AIDS Control have launched a competition called “Press prize on HIV/AIDS”.

This is the second competition of its kind. Each contestant must submit a media report including articles, interviews, investigative articles, reviews, or commentaries written by them and published between January 1, 2009 and September 30, 2010. No entry from any previous contest can be used.


The content of articles must mention HIV/AIDS prevention duties in the country, anti-discrimination against infected persons and praise HIV sufferers who overcame the dangerous illness to become useful members of society.


Entries must arrive at Vietnam’s Journalists Association at 59 Ly Thai To Street, Hoan Kiem District, Ha Noi no later than September 30, 2010.


The organizers announced they would give awards for individual and collective entries. For individuals, there are three top prizes of VND5 million cash each, and there are 27 other prizes as well.

Source: SGGP