AHF Vietnam began operating in 2007 with a HIV/AIDS care and treatment program in Hanoi. The program was a collaboration between the Vietnam Administration of AIDS Control (VAAC) and Hai Phong Provincial AIDS Control Centre (PAC Hai Phong). Different HIV/AIDS care and treatment activities were later expanded to Ho Chi Minh in 2012 with the support from Ho Chi Minh City HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control (PAC HCM). AHF Vietnam has also started collaboration with the Global Fund Program and with the Ministry of Security (MoH) to implement the community model of HIV testing and treatment in 2015– with an emphasis on the linkage between the community health facilities and the prisons in different places including Hanoi Capital City, Thanh Hoa Province, Hai Duong Province, Yen Bai province, An Giang Province, and Tay Ninh Province (bordering Cambodia). Currently AHF Vietnam supports 9 ARV sites, 6 prisons and 2 detoxification centers.
In 2016, an estimated 250,000 Vietnamese are living with HIV, out of the 96 million total population. An estimated 11,000 new HIV infections occurred in 2016. Gender prevalence amongst adults (15-49) shows women at .2% compared to men at .5%. Out of the 250,000 Vietnamese living with HIV, approximately 120,000 are on treatment.
Sources: UNAIDS 2016 estimates, CIA World Factbook 2016
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