Sexual assaults plague Vietnam city’s swimming pools: report

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Sexual assaults plague Vietnam city’s swimming pools: report

Numerous cases of male homosexual harassment and even rape have been reported at pools in and around Ho Chi Minh City, according to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.

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More methadone treatment centres to open in HCM City

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VietNam News English 6 day(s) ago

Two more methadone treatment centres will open in HCM City's Tan Phu and Binh Tan districts this year, increasing the total number to eight.

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Vietnam hub warns about HIV infections from sex

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Báo Thanh Niên English 7 day(s) ago

Vietnam hub warns about HIV infections from sex

Sex workers wait for customers on a street in downtown Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Pham Le

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HCMC offers lifelong free treatment for HIV-infected pregnant women

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VietnamNet English 7 day(s) ago

HCMC offers lifelong free treatment for HIV-infected pregnant women

VietNamNet Bridge - From April, all pregnant women with HIV in Ho Chi Minh City will be treated with antiretroviral (ARV) drugs free of charge, regardless of the level of immune cells in their blood.

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Danang hosts regional dermatology conference

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Danang hosts regional dermatology conference

(VOV) - The 21st Asian-Australasian Regional Conference of Dermatology (RCD) was held in the central city of Danang on April 10, drawing the participation of nearly 1,000 dermatologists from nations around the world.

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Social News Headlines 8/4

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VietnamNet English 1 week(s) ago

New leader for AIDS, drug committee

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Ho Chi Minh City intensifies HIV/AIDS prevention

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Ho Chi Minh City intensifies HIV/AIDS prevention

Ho Chi Minh City authorities have set a target of curbing the rate of people living with HIV to under 1 percent by 2015 and maintaining this for the following years.

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Study shows HIV-infected men susceptible to increased risk for heart disease

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Study shows HIV-infected men susceptible to increased risk for heart disease

Men with long-term HIV infections are at a greater risk for a heart attack than their uninfected peers, a new U.S. study said Tuesday.

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Smugglers arrested in Bac Giang

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VietNam News English 3 week(s) ago

Police in the northern province of Bac Giang caught two men smuggling 19 heroin cakes (each weighing about 350 grams), 2,950 synthetic heroin pills and five grams of methamphetamine on Monday night.

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Thanh Hoa spreads methadone therapy

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Thanh Hoa spreads methadone therapy

Methadone treatment for drug addicts has proved effective in reducing HIV/AID infections in the central province of Thanh Hoa, which houses six methadone-treatment centres with more than 800 patients.

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Vietnam among countries most burdened with TB

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Vietnam ranks 12 th among 22 countries most burdened with tuberculosis (TB), heard a conference in Hanoi on March 20 to assess TB prevention in 2013.

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After-sex vaginal gel shows promise for HIV prevention: study

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After-sex vaginal gel shows promise for HIV prevention: study

U.S. researchers said Wednesday they have developed a new vaginal gel that might help protect women from HIV even it's applied three hours after sex.

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U.S. reports rare female-to-female HIV case

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U.S. reports rare female-to-female HIV case

A 46-year-old U.S. woman has likely acquired HIV from her female partner in a rare case of female-to-female sexual transmission of the AIDS virus, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported Thursday.

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NW needs long-term job generation

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago

The northwestern region should implement long-term and sustainable measures to foster vocational training and job creation, said Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at a meeting of the Northwestern Steering Committee and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs yesterday in Ha Noi.

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Gene therapy shows promise for HIV control without drugs: study

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Gene therapy shows promise for HIV control without drugs: study

U.S. researchers said Wednesday they have used gene therapy involving genetically engineered T- cells to successfully decrease the amount of the AIDS virus in several patients taken off antiretroviral drug therapy (ADT) entirely, including one patient whose levels became undetectable.

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