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Fact on Children and HIV and AIDS

Date added: 05/10/2012
Downloads: 16668
Fact on Children and HIV and AIDS

Stigma and discrimination against children affected by HIV and AIDS is caused by lack of understanding on HIV, myths about HIV and association of HIV with "social evils". The booklet “Facts about children and HIV and AIDS” is a resource for education managers, teachers, parents and communities. This booklet aims to provide information about children and HIV and AIDS, with the objective to remove the myths about HIV and AIDS and children affected by AIDS, and reduce stigma and discrimination against these children. The booklet was developed based on the booklet “10 Facts on Children and HIV/ AIDS” produced in Thailand. It was adapted with new content added to ensure relevance with Viet Nam. The booklet includes some pictures from children of Ha Noi and children living with HIV at the No2 Centre for Social Protection.

Also see: The "Facilitator’s Guide" for usage of the Booklet on Facts about Children and HIV/AIDS

The Facilitator’s Guide on Facts about Children and HIV/AIDS

Date added: 05/09/2012
Downloads: 10062
The Facilitator’s Guide on Facts about Children and HIV/AIDS

 The booklet titled “Facts about Children and HIV/AIDS” was published by the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) with support from the UN in Viet Nam in August 2010.  This booklet aims to provide information about children and HIV and AIDS, with the objective to remove the myths about HIV and AIDS and children affected by AIDS, and reduce stigma and discrimination against these children. You can download the booklet here.

The booklet itself is not enough to remove the myths about HIV and AIDS and children affected by AIDS, and reduce stigma and discrimination against these children. Therefore, a Facilitator’s Guide has been developed as an accompanying resource of the booklet to assist the facilitators to conduct interactive and creative communication sessions and realize optimal impact of the booklet. The Facilitator’s Guide is for anyone who conducts parental, students or community communication session on HIV stigma and discrimination. Those include education managers, teachers and principals, peer educators, and community volunteers, local authorities, NGOs staffs, religious institutions, children and family affected by HIV and AIDS.

The Facilitator’s Guide outlines suggested activities and approaches to promote interpersonal communication to engage community, parents and teachers, which is the key to change behaviours and attitude toward these children, and achieve the overall objective of stigma reduction.

HIV transmission from men to women in intimate partner relationships in Vietnam: a discussion paper

Date added: 05/05/2011
Downloads: 12592
HIV transmission from men to women in intimate partner relationships in Vietnam: a discussion paper

Asia has seen a major increase in the number of women living with HIV over the past decade, with women making up 35 per cent of new infections, an increase of 4 per cent since 2000. Although some women acquired HIV through injecting drug use and others while selling sex, the majority were exposed while having sex with a husband or partner who had contracted HIV through injecting drug use, through unprotected sex with a sex worker or through unprotected sex with a male partner. This is known as HIV transmission in intimate partner relationships, or "IPT".

In 2009, it was estimated that 243,000 people in Viet Nam were living with HIV, with prevalence among adults (ages 15 to 49) at 0.43 per cent of the population. HIV infection is still heavily concentrated among men who use drugs or engage in other high-risk behaviours. In 2009, the number of male adults living with HIV was three times higher than the number of female adults living with HIV, and men still make up the majority of new infections. However, it is estimated that the male-female ratio will gradually decrease, reaching 2.6 by 2012, reflecting the risk of transmission from HIV positive injecting drug users (IDUs) and clients of sex workers to their spouses or regular sexual partners.

Factsheet - Joint Programme on HIV

Date added: 03/30/2011
Downloads: 11694
Factsheet - Joint Programme on HIV

The issue
Viet Nam’s HIV epidemic remains in a concentrated phase, with the majority of reported HIV cases relating directly or indirectly to injecting drug use, buying and selling sex and/or male-to-male sex. Prevalence across the adult population (aged 15-49) was estimated to be 0.44 per cent in 2009. It is estimated there are 254,000 people living with HIV (PLHIV) in 2010 and will be up to 280,000 by 2012.

How external support for Health and HIV will evolve as Viet Nam becomes a Middle-Income Country

Date added: 12/12/2008
Downloads: 15571
How external support for Health and HIV will evolve as Viet Nam becomes a Middle-Income Country

This report was written by Javier Martinez of HLSP Institute, London (see www.hlsp.org). It was commissioned and financed by the Viet Nam Country Office of the World Health Organisation on behalf of the United Nations Country Team in Viet Nam.

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WORLD AIDS DAY MESSAGE 2017

1 December 2017

Michel Sidibé
Executive Director of UNAIDS
Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations

This World AIDS Day, we are highlighting the importance of the right to health and the challenges that people living with and affected by HIV face in fulfilling that right.


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Community spaces design contest for an exciting hanoi

Ha Noi, October 17/10/2017 - Aiming at improving the living environment and bringing culture and art to the community towards a better urban future, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) successfully developed the project “Promote participatory, community-based and youth-led approach in safe, greening public spaces in Hoan Kiem district toward a pro-poor, inclusive and sustainable urban development” (hereinafter called Public Spaces project) under the Block by Block program with Mojang, the makers of the videogame Minecraft.

 

Deadline for round 1: From 17/10/2017 to 04/11/2017 Extended to 9 November 2017


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Harsh punishment for child offenders doesn’t prevent further criminality

The age at which a child, can be held criminally liable is a controversial issue around the world. Within Viet Nam, this issue is currently being grappled with in the Penal Code amendments. Some argue that a "get tough on crime" approach is necessary to punish children to prevent further criminality.

However, international research shows that because of their developmental stages, labelling and treating children as criminals at an early age can have serious negative impacts on their development and successful rehabilitation.


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New Year Greetings from the United Nations Resident Coordinator a.i. in Viet Nam

 

On the occasion of New Year 2017, on behalf of the United Nations family in Viet Nam I wish to reiterate our appreciation and express our warmest wishes to our partners and friends throughout the country. We wish our partners and their families in Viet Nam peace, prosperity, good health and happiness in the coming year.

As we enter the second year of the Sustainable Development Goals era, we look forward to continuing our close cooperation for the sake of Viet Nam’s future development; one which is inclusive, equitable and sustainable, with no one left behind.

Youssouf Abdel-Jelil
United Nations Resident Coordinator a.i. in Viet Nam


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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for World AIDS Day, observed on 1 December

 

Thirty-five years since the emergence of AIDS, the international community can look back with some pride.  But we must also look ahead with resolve and commitment to reach our goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

There has been real progress in tackling the disease. More people than ever are on treatment.  Since 2010, the number of children infected through mother to child transmission has dropped by half. Fewer people die of AIDS related causes each year.  And people living with HIV are living longer lives.

The number of people with access to life-saving medicines has doubled over the past five years, now topping 18 million. With the right investments, the world can get on the fast-track to achieve our target of 30 million people on treatment by 2030.  Access to HIV medicines to prevent mother to child transmission is now available to more than 75 per cent of those in need.



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