National Action Month for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control 2017 launched in HCMC

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On November 27, the Ho Chi Minh City HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Center hosted a meeting at Le Thi Rieng Park in response to the National Action Month for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control 2017 and the World AIDS Day (December 1).

National Action Month for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control 2017 launched in HCMC

According to the center, Ho Chi Minh City has reached 73 percent of 90 of HIV-infected people knowing their HIV status; 75 percent of 90 of people diagnosed with HIV being treated with antiretroviral (ARV) medicines; and 96 percent HIV-infected people treated with ARV medicines limiting the virus to low levels.
Speaking at the evnt, Deputy Chairwoman of the People’s Committee of HCM City Nguyen Thi Thu officially launched the National Action Month for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control 2017 in the city.
She has called Society to join hands in participating in HIV/AIDS prevention activities and international organizations to support the city in implementing the action plan on HIV/AIDS prevention and control in 2017 and responding the 90-90-90 targets of the UN by 2020, including 90 percent of HIV-infected people knowing their HIV status, 90 percent of people diagnosed with HIV being treated with antiretroviral (ARV) medicines and 90 percent of HIV-infected people treated with ARV medicines limiting the virus to low levels.

By THANH AN – Translated by Kim Khanh

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