Home Core Services Funding Opportunities Research Membership Publications and Resources Contact

Research: Vietnam


Tufts investigators meet with NIITD
researchers and staff in Hanoi.

Hanoi, VIETNAM

In June 2004, Vietnam became eligible for funding of HAART treatment expansion through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). HIV infection in Vietnam has spread dramatically, especially among injection drug users (IDUs), fueled by poor social conditions and a trend away from smoking opium to injecting heroin. We are conducting our study in North Vietnam because that is where the HIV epidemic is rapidly emerging directly due to injection drug use, primarily of heroin. The study of 200 HIV-positive (100 stable on HAART for 6 months, and 100 HAART-naïve but likely to start HAART within 6 months) and 100 HIV-negative drug users will take place at the National Institute of Infectious and Tropical Diseases (NIITD).


Research Profiles

Study:

Nutritional Status of HIV-Positive and HIV-Negative Drug Users in Hanoi, Vietnam

Principle Investigator:

Alice Tang, PhD and Sherwood Gorbach, MD

 

Home Core Services Funding Opportunities Research Membership Publications and Resources Contact