While a relatively low percentage of Viet Nam’s population is HIV positive, the prevalence of HIV among some groups is much higher. 18.4% of injecting drug users in Viet Nam have HIV. Men who have sex with men and sex workers also face elevated risk.
- Population: 89 million
- People living with HIV: 204,019 (June 2012)
- People receiving ART’s: 49,500 (UNAIDS, 2010)
- Treatment sites: 4
- Locations: Bac Giang, Hai Phong, Quang Ninh Province, Thai Binh
- Patients in AHF care: 2,500
- Patients receiving ART from AHF: 2,000
AHF in Vietnam
In 2007, AHF inaugurated its first ART clinic in Viet Nam in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Hai Phong AIDS Control Center and Thuy Nguyen District Hospital. AHF partnered with Viet Nam Administration on HIV/AIDS Control and Quang Ninh Provincial AIDS Center a year later to open a second clinic, in Quang Ninh Province. Since then AHF has opened two more ART sites, in Thai Binh and Bac Giang.
AHF provides medical care to over a thousand clients, the majority of them receiving free ART. We also promote condom use and conduct outreach events offering free, rapid HIV testing. In January 2010, as part of a groundbreaking, week-long tour in the Thuy Nguyen District, AHF Vietnam tested 2,037 people for HIV and referred the 23 who were positive to treatment.
Statistics from UNAIDS.org, 2011, unless otherwise stated.
AHF Services in Vietnam
AHF provides patient-centered HIV care, including free antiretroviral therapy, in Vietnam. In addition to the medical services at our sites, we conduct free HIV tests at outreach events throughout the country.
Country Program Manager
Drs. Nguyen Thu Hang
Suite # 403, Building CT3-3
Me Tri Ha New Urban Area,
Tel +84 43 53 79 108
1. THuy Nguyen Dist., Hai Phong City
Set up new service in 06 center
(detoxiﬁcaRon center) of Hai Phong City and located in THuy Nguyen Dist
2. District 11
3. Cu Chi District