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Helping Vietnamese Youth Protect Themselves against HIV

18 July 2010
Author: UNFPA

Pham Xuan Tung talks eagerly and takes notes for his group during a biology lesson on HIV transmission and the replication of the virus in blood cells. This new type of highly interactive class is something Tung, a student at Hoang Quoc Viet upper secondary school in Dong Trieu District, Quang Ninh Province, clearly enjoys.

The class is based on a new, integrated reproductive health and HIV prevention curriculum for secondary school students being developed and piloted by the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), with support from UNICEF, UNFPA, UNESCO and Save the Children in Viet Nam. Many students in Quang Ninh Province, Quang Tri Province and Ho Chi Minh City are following the new pilot curriculum.

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Viet Nam
Population : 97.4 mil
Fertility rate
1.9
Maternal Mortality Ratio
54
Contraceptives prevalence rate
79
Population aged 10-24
21%

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