Viet Nam: HIV/AIDS Prevention Among Youth

Sovereign Project | 38581-022 Status: Closed

ADB is helping Viet Nam prevent new infections of HIV/AIDS among its youth. The project will provide leadership and strategy support to government officials from the community to the national level, develop an integrated plan involving mass media and community campaigns, and support nongovernment organizations in undertaking a related program of province-based, youth-focused activities.

Project Details

Project Officer
Nguyen, Tuyen Nhat Southeast Asia Department Request for information
  • Viet Nam
  • Grant
  • Health
Project Name HIV/AIDS Prevention Among Youth
Project Number 38581-022
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0046-VIE: HIV/AIDS Prevention Among Youth
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 20.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Health - Disease control of communicable disease

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome HIV prevalence among young people aged 15-24 and in sub-populations of young people with high risk behavior: The propotions of HIV infection/experience among the vulnerable groups in the project sites tended to be smaller at the end-line survey compared to the baseline.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

In the scope of this Component, the 2nd round of the largest survey on Vietnamese youth (SAVY 2) was conducted. The Government committed to holding the final SAVY 2 dissemination workshop in the first half of 2012 using its own funds.

Overall, the project has helped mobilized support and commitment from both parents and influential people on all of these aspects. At both central and provincial level, the Project has conducted a numbers of annual advocacy events for leaders, orientation workshops, and workshops with service providers. The efforts aim to call for the greater support and commitment of relevant policy makers, leaders and managers at all levels as well as to create participatory forums for addressing the needs and capacity of young people in involvement into HIV/AIDS prevention programs as well as to scale up youth-friendly services for young people.

In QII 2009, MOH submitted for Prime Minister's approval a proposal on capacity building for HIV/AIDS Centers in provinces.

The project launched a wide range of mass media products and messages on HIV prevention (about 22 items) and these reached all segments of the society as expected.These included movie, films, TV clips, posters and leaflets about HIV/AIDS prevention, which were known to 39-47% and used by 28-34% of the young people in both project and non-project sites. The drama has been aired on the national and provincial Television. Based on media surveys, the public appreciation was mixed. The PMU will collect evidence of impact of the drama series.

The weekly radio phone-in program _60 minutes you and me_, after almost 2 years of airing, became a popular program for the youth in the project provinces. Besides, 90 thematic TV spots, radio spots, 6 documentary films, and complete set of interpersonal communication materials targeting mainstream youth, illegal drug users (IDUs), sex workers, parents and leaders; writing competition on HIV/AIDS was organized for youth and students.

Integrated activities (TV drama and spots, talkshows, radio phone-in programs) are on going. The assessment of impacts by the mass media campaign will be conducted.

NGOs assist with community based activities mainly in voluntary conselling and testing. As of to date the total clients of 19 VCT centers in 14 project provinces are 79,464 cases including 33,812 males and 45,652 females.

Baseline surveys have been completed. NGOs (MSI and CCRD) have been contracted to implement harm reduction activities in the provinces. They help set up VTC sites and train health staff and peer educators.

Youth Advisory Groups have been established in all 14 provinces. Peer educators have been identified including PLWHAs.

The project has actually promoted HIV-testing seeking behaviors among youth groups including IDUs, CSWs, MWs, and youths. Youth in the project sites were both more active in seeking HIV tests but also in getting repeated HIV tests than in the non-project sites.

NGOs recruited and activities initiated. The best way to distribute condoms are being discussed in provinces.

The PMU has made commendable efforts to build capacity of PPMUs and ensure proper consolidation and sustainability of Project activities.

Activities initiated, collaborators and peer educators in Phase 1 provinces have been trained and started to organize educations with families thru visits, clubs' activities.

A quick end-line survey has been carried out. EA has completed its project completion report.

ADB is now preparing the project completion report.

Geographical Location Nationwide

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples The Project will target vulnerable youth in 15 provinces which include significant ehtnic minority populations. In these provinces, special provisions will be included in the provincial action plans to ensure that materials are adapted to effectively reach ethnic minority youth at risk.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design During project design, a stakeholder analysis was completed to identify and understand both the groups at risk of HIV infection and the potential partners in project implementation. Primary stakeholders include first and foremost, young people, as well as the VCPFC as executing agency, along with MOH/VAAC, MOLISA, and MOET.
During Project Implementation The stakeholders mentioned above will play an active role in the implementation of project activities, which in turn will have some effect on their operations. For the project activities that aim to develop support for the implementation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy with a youth focus, stakeholders include national and local government leaders and policy makers. Local and international NGOs will play a role as stakeholders and implementing agencies. Youth, as those at risk and targeted, will be actively involved through project activities including as key informants for the formative research, through employment in the television and radio production processes, and as peer educations. Mass organizations such as the Youth Union will also be involved.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services About 59 person-months of international and 384 person-months of domestic consulting services will be required. Three international and 34 domestic consultants (including 2 for each province) will be recruited as individual consultants. In addition, an international media agency will be recruited as a firm to provide technical assistance inputs and production oversight for the mass media component. The firm will be selected using quality- and cost-based selection through a full technical proposal. International and local NGOs will be contracted to provide the harm reduction, peer education, and life skills training programs under Component 3.
Procurement As all packages are expected to cost less than $1 milion, international shopping or local competitive bidding procedures will be used, or direct purchase for those costing less than $100,000. The PMU will handle all procurement using IS or LCB. Direct purchase may be used by the provinces under the supervision of the PMU. There will be no civil works funded under the Project.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Nguyen, Tuyen Nhat
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Viet Nam Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Vietnam Comm for Population, Family and Children
Mrs Tran Thi Thanh Mai
[email protected]
Project Management Unit, c/o General Office for Population and Family, 12 Ngo Tat To Street, Hanoi, Vietnam


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 14 Dec 2005
Last PDS Update 29 Oct 2012

Grant 0046-VIE

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 Jun 2006 24 Jul 2006 02 Nov 2006 31 Dec 2011 15 Mar 2012 04 Feb 2013
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 26.70 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 20.00 30 Jun 2006 16.85 0.00 84%
Counterpart 6.70 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 30 Jun 2006 16.85 0.00 84%

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Title Document Type Document Date
Viet Nam: HIV/AIDS Prevention among Youth Project Validations of Project Completion Reports Nov 2014

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