Health authority ensures continuous ARV treatment for HIV/AIDS-positive people

In the past year, the health authority in Ho Chi Minh City tried its best to ensure continuous ARV treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Health authority ensures continuous ARV treatment for HIV/AIDS-positive people

In the first six months of the year, HCMC has detected 2,430 fresh cases of HIV/AIDS, a year-on-year rise of 732. At present, 33,500 outpatients including people from neighboring provinces are being treated in 21 clinics.
The Tropical Disease Hospital , Pham Ngoc Thach Hospital, Children Hospital No.1 and 2, and Nguyen Trai, medical center in Go Vap District and 17 infirmaries in districts are providing treatment on insured HIV/AIDS people who are covered by insurance agency except for ART drug.
In the first six months, the city health sector has issued 2,934 insurance cards to people living with HIV/AIDS.
In the next time, it will liaise with the southern provinces of Binh Duong, Ba Ria - Vung Tau, Dong Nai, Long An, Tay Ninh and Tien Giang on transfer special patients from hospitals to hospitals to ensure continuous treatment and enhance coverage of insurance on them.

By THANH AN – Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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