HN beefs up health insurance coverage for all HIV carriers


VGP – Ha Noi set to expand health insurance coverage to 100% of HIV carriers in 2018, heard a recent conference on HIV/AIDS prevention hosted by the municipal Department of Health. 

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According to reports of the municipal Preventative Medicine Centre, the rate of HIV/AIDS infection stands at 232/100,000 people. 

By December 31, 2017, Ha Noi recorded 19,637 HIV/AIDS cases, ranking second in the country in the number of people living with the fatal disease. 

The city strives to have 60% of HIV carriers managed and provided with antiretroviral (ARV) treatment, and 75% of infected people know their status in 2018. 

To realize the goals, treatment facilities for addicts by Methadone will be expanded at all districts which have at least 250 drug addicts. 

Attention will be paid to improving health care establishments that are offering services to HIV carriers with health insurance cards./.

By Kim Anh