May 1, 2008
New Methadone Clinics Fight Spread of HIV in Vietnam
On April 28, the United Nations announced that Vietnam has launched a methadone drug substitution program to help injection drug users in the country fight addiction and reduce the spread of HIV, the Agence France-Presse (AFP) reports (afp.google.com, 4/30).
Vietnam has launched two new methadone clinics in Haiphong, a northern port city. The clinics will treat 700 users from now until December.
According to the AFP, there are approximately 300,000 people living with HIV in Vietnam.
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