HIV Treatment Came Closer to Home in Viet Nam- #1

Up until a year ago Mrs. Lo Thi Hoa, a Thai ethnic minority woman in the mountainous north-western province of Dien Bien had to drive her bicycle for four hours every time she picked up her husband’s antiretroviral (ARV) medicines at the district hospital. But in August 2012, Treatment 2.0 initiative brought HIV testing and treatment to her commune. She took an HIV test at her commune health station. She tested positive, and one month later she started treatment at the district hospital. After three months of problem-free care, she was referred back to her commune for monthly ARV re-fills and health check-ups.

Green One UN House, 304 Kim Ma, Ba Dinh, Ha Noi, Viet Nam