Methadone Maintenance Therapy in Vietnam: An Overview and Scaling-Up Plan

@inproceedings{Nguyen2012MethadoneMT,
  title={Methadone Maintenance Therapy in Vietnam: An Overview and Scaling-Up Plan},
  author={Tam Minh Thi Nguyen and Long Thanh Nguyen and Manh D. Pham and Hoang H. Vu and Kevin P. Mulvey},
  booktitle={Advances in preventive medicine},
  year={2012}
}
Vietnam is among the countries with the highest rate of HIV transmission through injecting drug users. HIV prevalence among injecting drug users is 20% and up to 50% in many provinces. An estimated number of drug users in the country by the end of 2011 were 171,000 in which the most common is heroin (85%). Detoxification at home, community, and in rehabilitation centers have been the main modalities for managing heroin addiction until Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT) was piloted in 2008… CONTINUE READING
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