National Strategy on ending AIDS by 2030 ratified

August 18, 2020 8:58 AM GMT+7

VGP – The Prime Minister has approved the National Strategy on ending AIDS by 2030.

The Strategy aims to boost HIV/AIDS prevention and control activities to reduce the numbers of new HIV carriers and AIDS-related deaths as well as end AIDS in Viet Nam by 2030 and minimize the consequences of HIV/AIDS on socio-economic development. 

Such activities will be strengthened as expanding and renewing communications and HIV prevention and harm reduction intervention. Meanwhile, the proportion of high-risk people getting access to HIV prevention and control services will reach 80% by 2030. 

The Strategy will head to accelerate and diversify HIV testing and counseling services, enhance community-based HIV testing and self-testing. 

The proportion of HIV carriers in the community knowing their status will reach 95% by 2030. 

HIV/AIDS situations among high-risk groups will be closely monitored while the quality of HIV/AIDS treatment will be improved. 

The Strategy sets the targets that the proportions of 95% of people who know their status are on HIV treatment and 95% of all people on treatment will have undetectable levels of HIV in their body, known as viral suppression while mother-to-child HIV transmissions will end by 2030. 

The capacity of the whole HIV/AIDS prevention and control system will be enhanced in line with ensuring human and financial resources for HIV/AIDS fight. 

According to the General Statistics Office, as of July 18, 2020, as many as 210,547 HIV carriers were recorded in Viet Nam, 97,027 of whom developed full-blown AIDS and 98,948 deaths of AIDS were announced. 

By Thuy Dung