Brief behavioural surveys in routine HIV sentinel surveillance: a new tool for monitoring the HIV epidemic in Viet Nam

Authors

  • Cong Thanh Duong National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Ministry of Health, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
  • Tran Hien Nguyen National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Ministry of Health, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
  • Anh Tuan Nguyen National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Ministry of Health, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
  • Thi Thanh Ha Hoang National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Ministry of Health, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
  • Hong Thang Pham National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Ministry of Health, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
  • Thi Thanh Ha Nguyen National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Ministry of Health, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
  • Anh Tuan Le National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Ministry of Health, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
  • Dai Quang Tran National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Ministry of Health, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
  • Hong Tram Tran National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Ministry of Health, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
  • Le Hai Nguyen National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Ministry of Health, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
  • Thi Thu Huong Phan Viet Nam Authority of AIDS Control, Ministry of Health, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
  • Hai Son Vo Viet Nam Authority of AIDS Control, Ministry of Health, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
  • Hoang Duc Bui Viet Nam Authority of AIDS Control, Ministry of Health, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
  • Thien Nga Nguyen Office of the WHO Representative Office in Viet Nam, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
  • David Jacka Office of the WHO Representative Office in Viet Nam, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
  • Keith Sabin Office of the WHO Representative Office in Viet Nam, Ha Noi, Viet Nam

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5365/wpsar.2014.5.1.008

Abstract

In this report we describe a new approach in HIV sentinel surveillance that was piloted in Viet Nam in 2009 and is currently being rolled out in all provinces. It comprises a brief behavioural questionnaire added to the HIV sentinel surveillance surveys conducted routinely among people who inject drugs, female sex workers and men who have sex with men. Timely reporting of data from this system has resulted in improvements to HIV prevention efforts for most at-risk populations.

Author Biography

Cong Thanh Duong, National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Ministry of Health, Ha Noi, Viet Nam

Department of HIV/AIDS

Published

27-02-2015

How to Cite

Duong, C. T., Nguyen, T. H., Nguyen, A. T., Hoang, T. T. H., Pham, H. T., Nguyen, T. T. H., Le, A. T., Tran, D. Q., Tran, H. T., Nguyen, L. H., Phan, T. T. H., Vo, H. S., Bui, H. D., Nguyen, T. N., Jacka, D., & Sabin, K. (2015). Brief behavioural surveys in routine HIV sentinel surveillance: a new tool for monitoring the HIV epidemic in Viet Nam. Western Pacific Surveillance and Response, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.5365/wpsar.2014.5.1.008

Issue

Section

Brief Report