Quang Ninh: more than 18,000 new HIV carriers uncovered
VGP – As of April 30, testing laboratories in the northern province of Quang Ninh launched tests for 1.2 million samples, recording 18,115 ones positive for HIV, accounting for 0.4%.
Since the first case uncovered in 1994, HIV/AIDS are present in all 13 districts in the locality. As many as 5,522 alive HIV carriers were announced and 5,594 deaths of AIDS.
Prevention programs in the province has gotten access and distributed 14 million clean syringes and more than 9.2 million condoms.
Since 2011, Methadone treatment program has been launched at five medical facilities including Ha Long, Cam Pha, Uong Bi, Van Don and Dong Trieu, providing treatment for 1,095 patients.
Meanwhile, ARV treatment has also realized at 12 facilities. A total number of 4,985 HIV carriers received ARV treatment, reaching 90.3%.
At present, 87% of people living with HIV in the province have known their HIV status; 90% of people who have known their status are on HIV treatment; and 97% of all people on treatment have undetectable levels of HIV in their body, known as viral suppression.
By Thuy Dung