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HIV/AIDS in Vietnam
Population, 201389,700,000
People living with HIV/AIDS, 2012260,000
Women (aged 15+) with HIV/AIDS, 201271,000
Children with HIV/AIDS, 2012nd
Adult HIV prevalence (%), 20120.4
AIDS deaths, 201212,000
nd = No data
Source: Population Reference Bureau & UNAIDS
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HIV/AIDS-Specific Country Profiles
PEPFAR Country Profile
A summary of the activities of the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in selected countries.
UNAIDS Country Profile
A brief summary of national socioeconomic conditions in the context of the HIV epidemic, and information (where available) on UNAIDS' country-level activities.
UNGASS 2008 Country Progress Report
Reports progress made in implementing the UN Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS. The report includes summary indicator data through the end of 2007. [PDF, 691K]
UNAIDS/WHO Epidemiological Fact Sheet
Statistics on the prevalence and incidence of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, and discussion of knowledge and behaviors related to HIV transmission. 2008. [PDF, 1.1 MB]
Global Fund Country Programs
Discussion of the national epidemic and description of HIV/AIDS projects supported by the Global Fund, including funding details, planned activities, and expected results.
CDC Global AIDS Program Country Profile
An overview of the HIV/AIDS situation in selected countries, description of the Global AIDS Program response, and contacts and links.
WHO HIV/AIDS Treatment Scale-Up Summary Country Profile
A summary of current antiretroviral therapy coverage and resource requirements for scaling up treatment in countries receiving support under the WHO's "3 by 5" treatment initiative. 2005. [PDF, 416K]
Health and Development Profiles
CIA World Factbook
Extensive data over a range of fields, including geography, population, government, the economy, the military, and communications.
Population Reference Bureau Country Profile
Key demographic, health, and development indicators, selected reports and articles, and links.
UNICEF Country Tables
Statistics in the areas of population, mortality, general and reproductive health, and education.
WHO Country Profile
Links to tables containing general health indicators, country profiles on specific diseases, and selected health-related documents. Also in Spanish and French.
World Bank Country Development Gateway
The World Bank Development Gateway and several Vietnamese communications companies are extending and improving local Internet services and in effort to disseminating quality information.
Surveys and Assessments
Results from the HIV/STI Integrated Biological and Behavioral Surveillance (IBBS) in Vietnam 2005 - 2006
National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Vietnam, May 2007. [PDF, 2.8MB]
HIV/AIDS in Viet Nam
Ministry of Health; Viet Nam Commission for Population, Family and Children; Population Reference Bureau. 2006. [PDF, 3.5MB]
2005 Vietnam Population and AIDS Indicator Survey
National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Vietnam, May 2006. [PDF, 2.1MB]
HIV/AIDS Behavioral Surveillance Survey: Vietnam 2000
National Committee for AIDS Prevention and Drug and Prostitution Control, Vietnam Ministry of Health, Family Health International, 2001.
Policy Reports and Papers
HIV & AIDs and Mobility in South-East Asia: A Rapid Assessment
United Nations Regional Task Force on Mobility and HIV Vulnerability Reduction in South-East Asia and Southern Provinces of China (UNRTF). 2008. [PDF, 2.7MB]
Far Away from Home Club: HIV Prevention and Policy Implementation Feedback for Migrant and Mobile Populations in the Mekong River Delta, Viet Nam
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), November 2008. [PDF, 900K]
Improving Hospital-Based Quality of Care in Vietnam by Reducing HIV-Related Stigma and Discrimination
Oanh, Khuat Thi Hai, Kim Ashburn, Julie Pulerwitz, Jessica Ogden, and Laura Nyblade, Institute for Social Development Studies, International Center for Research on Women, PATH and Population Council, Feb 2008. [PDF, 900K]
Implementing a Continuum of Care for PLHA in Asia and the Pacific: A Toolkit for Implementers
Family Health International, July 2007. [PDF, 1.7MB]
Combining Epidemiology & Economic Analysis to Inform the Response to the HIV Epidemic in Ho Chi Minh City
Family Health International (FHI), Ho Chi Minh Provincial AIDS Committee (HCM-PAC), and Constella Futures, July 2006. A report summary is also available. [PDF, 432K]
Palliative Care in Viet Nam: Findings from a Rapid Situation Analysis in Five Provinces
Ministry of Health, Family Health International, June 2006. [PDF, 684K]
Behind the Pleasure: Sexual Decision-Making Among High-Risk Men in Urban Vietnam, 2006
Tran Duc Hoa, Shari Cohen, Nguyen Quy Nghi, Le Thuy Duong, Nguyen Thi Van, Pham Minh Anh, Nguyen Thi Lan Huong, Nguyen Ngoc Anh, Tenley Mogk. Working Papers on HIV Prevention, Care, and Treatment in Vietnam, Family Health International, 2006. [PDF, 1.5 MB]
Continuity and Change in Premarital Sexual Behavior in Vietnam
Sharon Ghuman, Vu Manh Loi, Vu Tuan Huy, John Knodel. Population Studies Center, December 2005. [PDF, 372K]
Common at Its Core: HIV-Related Stigma Across Contexts
Jessica Ogden, Laura Nyblade. International Center for Research on Women, 2005. [PDF, 415K] See also Understanding HIV and AIDS-Related Stigma and Discrimination in Vietnam, 2004. [PDF, 650K]
Expanding Workplace HIV Prevention Programs for a Highly Mobile Population in Ho Chi Minh City
Horizons Research Summary, Population Council, November 2003.
The Socioeconomic Impact of HIV/AIDS in the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam
POLICY Project, Community of Concerned Partners Viet Nam, June 2003. [PDF, 276K]
HIV/AIDS in the Mekong Region: Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Viet Nam--Current Situation, Future Projections, Socioeconomic Impacts, and Recommendations
The POLICY Project, US Agency for International Development, June 2003. [PDF, 362K]
Journal Articles
Reducing HIV infection among new injecting drug users in the China-Vietnam Cross Border Project
Des Jarlais DC, Kling R, Hammett TM, Ngu D, Liu W, Chen Y, et al. AIDS. 2007 Dec;21 Suppl 8:S109-14. Includes commentary from the UCSF Institute for Global Health.
Impact of a community sexually transmitted infection/HIV intervention project on female sex workers in five border provinces of Vietnam
Thuong NV, Nghia KV, Hau TP, Long NT, VAN CTB, Duc BH, et al. Sex Transm Infect. 2007;83:376-382. (No abstract available). Includes commentary from the UCSF Institute for Global Health.
Provider Education and Training
National Organizations
Ministry of Health of Vietnam
International Organizations
Ensemble pour une Solidarité Thérapeutique Hospitalière En Réseau (ESTHER)
Network facilitates the exchange of expertise and experience in treating HIV/AIDS by promoting partnerships between French hospitals and healthcare facilities in developing countries.
Family Health International (FHI)
Vietnam program overview. Includes a description of activities and links to many HIV/AIDS-related reports.
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS in Vietnam
Coordinates HIV/AIDS activities among seven United Nations agencies. Works to build information networks, set a research agenda, disseminate best practices, analyze existing knowledge and build consensus on national policies.
HIV/AIDS Web Sites
Circle of Humanity