Half of people living with HIV treated: Health Ministry

As per the figures of the Ministry of Health’s Vietnam Administration of HIV/ AIDS Prevention and Control, Ho Chi Minh City has just collected half of HIV-infected people.

Therefore, the remaining patient in the society will be untreated and become a source of spreading of the disease.

Meantime, Tieu Thi Thu Van, office manager of the committee for HIV/AIDS prevention, said that the city is treating around 25,000 people living with HIV/ AIDS.

Currently 31 medical centers which provide treatment with ARV drug are overloaded with people living with HIV/AIDS. A maximum of patients in each center is from 700-800 however some in districts Binh Thanh and Thu Duc have registered of over 1,500 patients.

By Tuong Lam - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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