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After one year of Methadone pilot, Hai Phong has provided substitution treatment to 750 drug users in the 3 districts of Le Chan, Ngo Quyen and Thuy Nguyen of which only 20 clients are still using drugs and in the process of dose adjustment. Many drug users and their family members, including Nghia have expressed the willingness to pay if required for Methadone which is estimated to be about VND 7,000/day. “UNAIDS has helped Hai Phong to have a multisectoral coordination program which is essential to successfully pilot Methadone,” said Director of Hai Phong Centre for AIDS Control Dr. Vu Van Cong. However, many things are to be taken into account before the successful pilot program can be expanded, including program sustainability and assessment of the therapy and its social impacts.

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