Posts Categorized: Vietnam

Vietnam Inmates to Receive Vital Services

Over 10,000 prison inmates in Vietnam will now have access to HIV care and services, after AIDS Healthcare Foundation launched new clinics in Thai Nguyen and Phu Tho provinces in partnership with local organizations on Aug. 3 and 4, respectively. The initiative will also serve the residents of local communities. The two provincial prisons previously…

The Lancet Book Review: “Anyone Can Absolutely Change The World”

The Lancet, one of the oldest and best known medical journals in the world, recently published in its June issue a book review (PDF) of Righteous Rebels, the story of AHF’s bold history of activism.  Written by award-winning journalist Patrick Range McDonald, Righteous Rebels chronicles AHF’s unlikely rise from a feisty grassroots organization during the 1980s AIDS crisis in Los Angeles…

AHF Vietnam Co-host a Workshop on Streamlined HIV Testing

In some places blood drawn from a vein is still being used to test for HIV, even though the World Health Organization’s latest recommendations say finger prick rapid tests are more convenient and less painful to clients.   To encourage wider adoption of finger prick testing by health facilities, AHF Vietnam held a workshop on…

Hanoi City and a New “Community-based HIV testing” Program

AHF Vietnam and Vietnam’s Institute for Social Development Studies (ISDS) have begun a “Community-based HIV testing” program in Hanoi City.   On September 23rd, both organizations were able to celebrate the opening ceremony of this program, which those who are at a high risk for contracting HIV in the Hanoi community. ISDS is a non-governmental…

AHF Vietnam is now in Hai Duong Province

On April 28, AHF Vietnam celebrated the launch of its “HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care and Treatment: Linkage Between Chi Linh Township Hospital and Hoang Tien Prison” project with an opening ceremony in Hai Duong Province, Vietnam. AHF Asia Bureau Chief Dr. Chhim Sarath took part in the event, giving a speech to attendees and providing technical…

AHF Spotlight: HIV Tests, ARVs, and Policy Change in Vietnam

  AHF Vietnam, which was launched in 2007, serves about 840 people at its three clinics in Chu Chu District, Hai Phong District, and District 11. As of August 2nd, 815 of those clients were receiving lifesaving antiretroviral (ART) treatment. The branch has hosted four successful testing campaigns this year – in January, February, March,…