New cases of HIV decline for 3rd year

HA NOI, (PNA/VNS) -— An average of 29 people contracted HIV every day in the first five months of this year, announced a meeting held on Tuesday in Ha Noi.

Bac Ninh, Gia Lai, Lai Chau and Nghe An provinces saw more HIV infections than last year.

Reports from the meeting show that Viet Nam has successfully kept the ratio of people infected with HIV below 0.3 per cent. The country now has over 213,000 people living with HIV.