U.S. Government and HCM City Officials Dedicate HIV/AIDS Clinic

Consul General Seth Winnick (1st, L) at the dedicating ceremony

The U.S. Consulate General, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Ho Chi Minh City District 1 People’s Committee and the HCMC AIDS Committee dedicated a USG supported HIV/AIDS clinic in Ho Chi Minh City on May 16.

 

This clinic is the thirteenth facility supported by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) funds in Ho Chi Minh City. It is expected to provide community support and counseling services, and eventually will distribute anti-retroviral drugs.

 

At the ceremony, U.S. Consul General Seth Winnick, said “Through PEPFAR and the Provincial AIDS Committees, we must continue to work together to develop and support a full network of facilities to provide voluntary counseling and testing, care, support and antiretroviral treatment for people infected with HIV”. 

 

PEPFAR clinics are designed to provide high-quality care and treatment to persons suffering from HIV/AIDS. The clinics represent an ongoing cooperative effort between the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the HCMC AIDS Committee, and the HCMC People’s Committee.  

 

Compiled by MT

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