Rural people lack information about the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections (STI), which is one of the reasons for continuing HIV infection in Laos.Read more
The National Centre for HIV/AIDs and Sexually-Transmitted Infections (STI) expects to identify more than 14,000 people with HIV this year, with most cases expected to occur in Savannakhet province.Read more
The number of new Lao HIV-contracted cases annually is trending upwards because at risk groups are having unsafe sex and receiving treatment too late.
Currently, there are some 11,500 people living with HIV in Laos with another 1,000 new cases each year. According to the NCCA, risk groups include ….
The help of the media is being enlisted to strengthen the HIV/AIDS control campaign in the hope of reducing the number of new HIV infections.
The Centre for HIV/AIDS/STI (CHAS) is recording about 1,000 new infections each year. Even though the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Laos is low, the number of people contracting HIV is on …
Health officials say more work is needed to fight HIV/AIDS in Laos, which has an over-reliance on foreign donors and lack of government support, as well as limited treatment coverage and a widespread gap of awareness and testing.
“Even though HIV prevalence is low in [Laos, at 0.3 percent], we still need to keep efforts up to ensure all people in need of HIV services can access them and that no one is left behind. HIV is a reality in Laos and our progress on …..
The Luang Prabang provincial Health Department is campaigning for greater condom use after learning the province has the highest rate of HIV infection in Laos.
The department also promotes condom use at hotels and restaurants to make sure that all guests have access to information about HIV and its prevention.
According to the Centre for HIV/AIDS/STIs, from 1990 to the end of 2011, 4,272 people in Laos tested positive for HIV. Of these, 2,736 people developed AIDS and 1,170 people died from the virus. In Vientiane alone, 1,464 people have tested positive for HIV, with most of them being relatively young….
Between 1990 and June 2012, over 5,260 out of 334,876 people who were given blood check were identified HIV positive and other 3,282 people were living with AIDS.
1,334 people died of the disease during the period adding Vientiane was ranked first as a province with highest number of HIV infected people (1,873 people), followed by Savannakhet 1,793, and Champassack 552.
Almost 5,000 people in total have tested positive for HIV/AIDS in Laos, according to the National Centre for HIV/AIDS/STIs.
Vientiane reported the highest number of people infected with HIV/AIDS with 1,752, while Savannakhet province followed with 1,719.
In 2011 alone, about 670 people were infected with HIV/AIDS in Laos, 58 more than in 2010, the centre was quoted as reporting.Read more