Background and Demographic Data
With a population of 87 million, Vietnam is divided into 63 provinces with 712 districts. The HIV epidemic is characterized by high geographic and population variation, with an estimated 250,000 people living with HIV and 16-38,000 new infections annually. According to the Ministry of Health, injection drug use is the dominant route of transmission and the HIV prevalence in the general population is less than 0.5%
HIV Care and Treatment and Quality Improvement
HIVQUAL-Vietnam is administered by a technical working group (TWG) under the leadership of the Ministry of Health/Vietnam AIDS Administration (VAAC). The HIVQUAL TWG consists of stakeholders from five international organizations and four government agencies/institutes, including VAAC, Provincial AIDS Committee (HCMC PAC), the Hanoi School of Public Health (HSPD), the Pasteur Institute, CDC, Global Fund, WHO, FHI360 and HAIVN.
- 11 clinics selected in 5 provinces (3 northern and 2 southern provinces) and supported by PEPFAR and Global Fund
- Pilot phase from April to September 2012
- Start with 10 clinical indicators