Just over a quarter of a million people are living with HIV in Vietnam. As in much of East Asia, injecting drug use is a key driver of the epidemic.
We work with The Center for Supporting Community Development Initiatives (SCDI) in Vietnam to support people most affected by HIV – including people who inject drugs and sex workers – to be part of the HIV response. In 2014 SCDI reached almost 2,000 people from most at risk groups with prevention activities.
Their work includes needle and syringe programmes, vital in preventing the spread of HIV, and care and support for people living with HIV. SCDI also supports self-help groups with mentoring and legal support, carries out research, and provides training and support for other community organisations working with HIV in Vietnam.