Abt Associates: Bold thinkers driving real-world impact
Through extensive collaboration with government, civil society, and other stakeholders, the Abt Associates-led USAID Health Policy Initiative (USAID/HPI) project helped improve Vietnam’s response to HIV and AIDS.
Through collaboration, capacity building, and advocacy, an Abt Associates-led project helped to improve Vietnam’s laws, policies, and programs on HIV and AIDS prevention, care, and treatment.
Vietnam has a generally strong legal foundation on HIV and AIDS, but it has suffered from the effects of some laws and policies based on compulsory detention — rather than a public health approach — for drug use, sex work, and other HIV-related behaviors. In addition, stigma and discrimination against people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS continues to be prevalent.
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