Professor discovering HIV virus presents practical reportat PPA
Officers, lecturers and students of PPA exchanged with Professor Francoise Bare Sinoussi

Attending the fact-finding report was Mr. Alain Dorie, Medical Attaché, Embassy of France; DoctorKhuatThiHaiOanh, Director of Center for Supporting Community Development Initiatives.

 

At the meeting, Prof. Francoise BarreSinoussi presented basic and in-depth knowledge of the HIV epidemic in the world and in Vietnam, forms of HIV transmission, prevention and treatment HIV, the challenges of HIV treatment, the Vietnamese Government's commitment to stop HIV, the role of police forces in HIV prevention and control in Vietnam, etc.


Prof. Francoise BarreSinoussipresented practical report at PPA

According to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO), by 2015, more than 1 million people worldwide die of AIDS, 37 million are infected with HIV, only 50% of them have access to methods of treatment. Only in 2015, the world had an additional 2.1 million new HIV infections, an average of 5,700 new infections a day.

 

However, with great advances in HIV diagnosis and treatment, the number of AIDS deaths has decreased by 10% in the last 10 years, with the number of new infections falling by 35% worldwide. In Vietnam, with the efforts of the Government and the community in the prevention and treatment of HIV, from 2000 to now, the number of new infections are showing signs of decline.

 

Prof. Francoise BarreSinoussi said that Vietnam had a relatively strong and comprehensive solution for HIV prevention and treatment; and was one of the first countries in Asia to commit to the 90-90-90 target of the United Nations.


The officers, lecturers and students of PPA thanked Prof. Francoise BarreSinoussi

According to Prof. Francoise BarreSinoussi, Police play an important role in achieving the 90-90-90 target, step by step to reverse the HIV epidemic in Vietnam. Paralleling to professional tasks, the police force can assist programs of delivering condoms and clean injection needles, enabling people at high risk of HIV to have access to HIV testing facilities; allowing prisoners and HIV-infected persons in temporary detention camps to have access to methadone treatment. In addition, the police force must coordinate with other forces to helpHIV-infected persons toreintegrate into the community and society, protecting them from social stigma.

 

At the report, theofficers, lecturers and students of PPA had the opportunity to interact directly with Prof. Francoise BarreSinoussi, from that gaining new scientific insights of HIV for applying totheir teaching, learning, research.

 

The 90-90-90 target means by 2020, 90% of all people living with HIV know their HIV status, 90% of people with diagnosed HIV receive antiretroviral therapy (ART) and 90% of all people on HIV treatment achieve viral suppression –- will enable us to lay the groundwork to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

 

Translated by XT

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