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Around 2,000 newborn Vietnamese babies infected with HIV

In Uncategorized on June 3, 2010 at 10:30 am

There are an estimated 6,000 pregnant women infected with HIV annually in Vietnam, 35 percent of whom are likely to transmit the virus to their newborn babies, according to a recent survey conducted by the Ministry of Health (MoH).

The National Committee for AIDS, Drug and Prostitution Control, part of MoH,  launched a Month of Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV, calling on pregnant women to take HIV tests for their babies’ health on June 2.

Mother can transmit HIV virus during stages of prenancy. Approximately 2,000 newborn kids of infected mothers have contracted the virus from their mothers unless no appropriate interventions must be taken to prevent mother-to-child transmissions

Pregnant women infected with HIV, are on the rise, according to the National Committee for AIDS, Drug and Prostitution Control, saying that approximately 2,000 newborn kids of infected mothers have contracted the virus from their mothers.  Appropriate interventions must be taken to prevent mother-to-child transmissions.

Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong, also Chair of the National Committee for AIDS, Drug and Prostitution Control, instructed agencies to help pregnant mothers access early diagnoses and take timely intervention measures in order to alleviate prenatal HIV transmission.

Services are available at 225 sites across the country, where pregnant women are provided with voluntary HIV tests, antiretroviral drugs to prevent prenatal transmission and powder milk for babies born to HIV-infected mothers.

However, most of HIV-infected mothers in Vietnam are not diagnosed until they have already arrived at health care facilities to deliver their babies, causing difficulty for health workers to give consultation and provide treatment against the transmission of the virus from mothers to children.

Source: SGGP

400 Vietnamese infected with tuberculosis daily: doctor

In Uncategorized on May 10, 2010 at 8:48 am

Tuberculosis patients treated in the National Tuberculosis Hospital

Vietnam has more 400 tuberculosis patients and 55 die from the disease a day, a health official said.

Dinh Ngoc Sy, director of the National Tuberculosis Hospital, said the country stands at 12 among 22 nations that have highest number of patients with the disease.

Around 1.67 per cent of the population is at risk of infecting the disease. Recent studies by the hospital have revealed that more young people are now suffering from the disease, said Dr. Sy, adding that unhealthy lifestyle of young generation or young men get HIV virus.

Source: SGGP

Newborn baby infected with A/H1N1

In Vietnam Health on September 11, 2009 at 7:40 am

A 22 day-old girl has tested positive for the A/H1N1 flu virus, making her the youngest swine flu patient in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City’s Children Hospital No 2 said September 10.

Vietnam records 205 people with A/H1N1on September 10, the highest ever in a single day (Photo: VNA)

Her mother is from Go Vap District, which has seen some outbreaks of the flu, including the baby’s grandmother.

The same day, the Ministry of Health said that the number of people contracting A/H1N1 in Vietnam rose by 205 cases, the highest number ever for a single day.

Of these, 164 patients are from the South, 22 from the Central region, ten from the Central Highlands and nine from the North.

Vietnam has now recorded 4,265 people with A/H1N1, five of which have died and 3,298 have been released from hospital.


Source: SGGP