Not all HIV-positive women who want to become mothers can afford to get comprehensive care for both mother and child before, during and after delivery like Ngan. These services are only available in big cities. Better equipped obstetric facilities with staff knowledgeable on HIV and prevention of mother-to-child-transmission (PMTCT) are much needed at the provincial level. Without PMTCT services, the chances of passing HIV to the baby are 30–40%. With the provision of comprehensive prevention services, the transmission rate can be reduced to less than 2%.

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