Vietnam To Include Input From HIV-Positive People for New Prevention Project
An institute in Vietnam is formulating a new HIV/AIDS prevention project that will include input from people living with the disease, the Vietnamese News Agency reports. The project will implement an approach based on human rights, gender equality and the participation of multiple sectors, according to the Vietnamese News Agency.
The National Ho Chi Minh Politics-Administration Institute partnered with the Vietnam Health Policy Initiative and Community Health College of Boston to organize a workshop that included training sessions on HIV/AIDS prevention and capacity building for provincial and city leaders. Organizers hope that the workshop will influence policymakers and HIV/AIDS program developers in the country and improve implementation. In addition, the institute held an open forum for people living with HIV/AIDS to share information and experiences with each other and the community. Meanwhile, a project funded by the Ford Foundation recently launched a Web site dedicated to prevention and communication among people living with HIV/AIDS and their involvement in programs to address the disease (Vietnamese News Agency, 3/17).