HIV Transmission in Viet Nam-Laos Border Areas: Current Status and Solutions: Joint Study Report

Publication | December 2009

This study aims to provide evidences for the effective implementation of Viet Nam's program on "collaboration and cooperation in preventing cross border HIV transmission."

The Viet Nam Ministry of Health's Health Policy and Strategy Institute (HSPI) has developed a proposal for a joint study of "HIV transmission in Vietnam-Lao PDR border areas: Current status and solutions" in collaboration with the Center for HIV/AIDS/ STIs of the Department of Hygiene and Prevention, Ministry of Health of the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR). The study aims to provide evidences for the effective implementation of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam Prime Minister's decision on "collaboration and cooperation in preventing cross border HIV transmission."

The study, with funding support provided by ADB's Regional Pooled Fund of the Greater Mekong Sub-Region Communicable Diseases Control Project (GMS CDC Project), was conducted in six provinces located in the three pairs of international border entry points along the Viet Nam-Lao PDR border, which include the paired border gates of Bo Y and Phu Cua of Kon Tum province (Viet Nam) and Attapeu (Lao PDR) respectively, Cau Treo and Nam Phao of Ha Tinh (Viet Nam) and Borikhamxay (Lao PDR), and Tay Trang and Panghok of Dien Bien (Viet Nam) and Phongsaly (Lao PDR).

Contents 

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Background
  • Objectives
  • Study Locations Population and Methods
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusions and Recommendations