HIV/AIDS Prevention Workshop held in Lang-Son
In response to HIV/AIDS prevention
campaign launched by Vietnamese Government and United Nation, Highland
Education-Science-Health Development Organization (HEDO), International
Center for Equal Health Access (ICEHA) cooperated with Langson
Health Service to organized "Training Workshop on Diagnosis,
Treatment and Care for HIV-infected people" in Langson city
(for 3 days from 23rd to 25th August 2003), with participants from
representative of branches and 80 doctors of the province.
At the workshop, Vietnamese and foreign professors specialising
in HIV treatment including Prof. Nguyen Viet Co - Chairman of Vietnamese
Tuberculosis Association, Prof. Dr. Brian Gazzard - Chairman of
British AIDS Association and Prof. Dr. Mauro Schechter - elected
to be Chairman of World AIDS Conference in 2004 gave lectures.
During the training workshop, participants are taugt about Basic
Biology of HIV; Common Clinical Syndromes of HIV; TB and HIV; treatment
and prevention of opportunistic infection; Drug abuse and HIV;
HIV prevention in Vietnam etc,.
The success of the initial training workshop in Langson has proven
the great effort of organizers especially HEDO staff who has been
making useful contribution to people in mountainous, remote and
isolated areas of Vietnamese over the past years.