AIDS patients widely stigmatised
The young woman refused to be identified by the media because she was afraid her husband’s career would be jeopardised. Nguyen Huong Lan (not her real name) has addressed many people about living with HIV/AIDS and preventing its transmission, but she is not prepared to be named on television or in newspapers, "to protect my parents and relatives from stigma and discrimination," she said.
Ducks should be caged to prevent bird flu: minister
Following the fresh outbreak of avian flu in Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta, Acting Agriculture Minister Cao Duc Phat has urged farmers in the region to keep their ducks from migrating to other areas as a preventive measure.
German bank gives funds to VN for youth health care
More than 19,000 adolescents and youth aged between 15-24 will benefit from the US$440,000 reproductive health care project that began in Ha Noi on Tuesday.