Representatives of the US CDC, Department of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control, and Bach Mai Hospital take a photo at the HIV/AIDS Outpatient Clinic, Bach Mai Hospital. (Photo:

According to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dao Xuan Co, Deputy Director of Bach Mai Hospital, since 2009, the hospital has had close cooperation with the US CDC, in which there are many important areas such as HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention, HIV/AIDS prevention and control system; microbiology testing, molecular biology, antibiotic resistance, infection control, and COVID-19 prevention.

In particular, in October 2021, the US CDC supported the Department of Microbiology, Bach Mai Hospital, with the latest generation of gene sequencing machines.

Another cooperation of the US CDC with Bach Mai Hospital has greatly supported the Center for Tropical Diseases in the treatment of HIV/AIDS patients.

Doctor Do Duy Cuong, Director of the Center for Tropical Diseases, Bach Mai Hospital, said that in 2009, with the help of the US CDC, the Hospital's HIV Outpatient Clinic was established.

Up to now, after 12 years of development, the Outpatient Clinic has more than 2,400 patients registered for treatment, is managing 1,600 patients and has made many impressive achievements in medical examination and treatment.

Ms. Phan Thu Huong, Deputy Director of the Department of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control, said that the Vietnamese Government has set a goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

“I appreciate the support of the US CDC with HIV/AIDS prevention in Vietnam and hope that in the future, I will continue to receive this valuable assistance to help Vietnam control and end the epidemic in the near future,” Ms. Huong said./.

Compiled by BTA