More than 12,000 Nghe An people are infected with HIV

Nghe AnMore than 12,300 people in 21 districts, cities and towns in the province are infected with HIV, of which more than 7,000 cases have turned to AIDS.

The above data was informed at a press conference to announce socio-economic statistics of Nghe An province in 2020, organized by Nghe An Provincial Statistical Office in the afternoon of January 5.

Mr. Phan Truong Son (black shirt, right), Nghe An Statistical Director at the press conference. Image: Nguyen Hai.

According to the leader of the Department of Statistics, by the end of 2020, the whole province has more than 12,300 people infected with HIV, of which more than 10,000 people in the province (accounting for more than 81%), the rest are outside the province. Nghe An is the 6th province in the country in terms of the number of people living with HIV.

Over 87% of infected people know their status. More than 80% of infected people are being treated with ARV (equivalent to over 4,600 living HIV infected people).

4,439 people have died of AIDS, up to now, mainly people in the province.

Treatment has been implemented in 21/21 districts, cities and towns with 25 care and treatment facilities. Currently, 100% of district and provincial health facilities provide health insurance for HIV infected people.

Since HIV-infected people were first discovered in 1990, up to now, Vietnam has had 30 years of response to the HIV / AIDS epidemic.

In Nghe An, the period 2015-2020, the HIV / AIDS situation tends to decrease compared to the 2005-2014 period. Nghe An has controlled the spread of HIV, the number of newly discovered infections over the years has decreased.

In 2015, the test detected 737 infected people, in 2019 detected 226 infected people, as of May 31, 2020, only 45 people infected. In particular, the effectiveness of the care and treatment program has helped people living with HIV to prolong their lives and the number of patients dying from AIDS. Nghe An has controlled the HIV prevalence rate at 0.19% (the national target is below 0.3%).

Nguyen Hai