(VOV) - The Party and State always give high priority to fighting HIV/AIDS, drugs and prostitution.
Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong made this statement at a meeting in Hanoi on July 19 to review the National Committee for HIV/AIDS, Drugs and Prostitution Prevention and Control’s work in the first half of this year.
Delegates agreed that the HIV/AIDS, drugs and prostitution prevention remains very complicated and that the committee should disseminate more information to raise public awareness of the harmful effects of drugs, prostitution and HVI/AIDS.
Deputy Prime Minister Trong asked relevant ministries to complete the legal framework for HIV/AIDS, drugs and prostitution prevention, develop and submit a national target programme to the Government for approval.
He urged the committee to control the spread of HIV/AIDS, stop the drug trafficking across the borders and mobilise ethnic people not to plant opium trees.
Rehabilitation centres should apply the method of methadone detoxification to treat for drug-addicts and encouraged their rehabilitation at home, he added.