(VOV) -HCM City will raise HIV/AIDS prevention and control funding by 30% (about VND10 billion) in 2014.
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The target was announced at a December 10 seminar of HCM City Committee for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control to review its activities over the 2011-2013 period.
Seminar participants acknowledged the financial difficulties the committee has faced during the last three years, exacerbated by the 40% fall in foreign funding.
HCM City’s efforts to refine its fight against HIV/AIDS include human resources training and providing expert consultancy to public healthcare services. The proportion of HIV patients with access to methadone and anti-retroviral treatments has increased.
The city is aiming to lower new HIV infections to 27%, and reduce the rate of mother-to-child transmission to less than 2%.