A STUDY TO ASSESS THE ROLE OF COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATIONS IN SUPPORTING ARV AND PREP BEFORE AND DURING COVID-19 IN HO CHI MINH CITY AND DONG NAI PROVINCES IN VIETNAM
Author(s): Yatan Pal
In Vietnam, the HIV incidence has been on a downward trend in the past couple of years. However, the infection rate is still high, and cases and deaths are still increasing. In 2020, the prevalence of HIV was about 213,724 with 109,446 Mortalities Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) represents the highest incidence rate in the country with 2,970 new cases. There are a total of 48,896 people living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in HCMC and of these 42,363 are currently on Anti-Retroviral treatment (ARV). Dong Nai recorded a high rate with 443 new cases. By the end 2020, 5,450 people living with HIV in Dong Nai and 3,055 who are currently on ARV were reported by the Vietnam administration of HIV/AIDS control. ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 24 (3) March, 2023; 1-11.