THE PRIME MINISTER OF GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom Happiness
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No. 36/2004/QD-TTg
Hanoi, March 17, 2004
 
DECISION
APPROVING THE NATIONAL STRATEGY ON HIV/AIDS PREVENTION AND CONTROL IN VIETNAM TILL 2010 WITH A VISION TO 2020
THE PRIME MINISTER
Pursuant to the December 25, 2001 Law on Organization of the Government;
Pursuant to the June 30, 1989 Law on Protection of People' Health;
Pursuant to the May 31, 1995 Ordinance on HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control;
Pursuant to the Government's Decree No. 86/2002/ND-CP of November 5, 2002 defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structures of ministries and ministerial-level agencies;
At the proposal of the Minister of Health,
DECIDES:

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Article 1.- To approve the National Strategy on HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control till 2010 with a vision to 2020 (enclosed herewith), with the following principal contents:
1. Viewpoints:
a/ HIV/AIDS is a dangerous epidemic, threatening people's health and life and the future generations of the nation. HIV/AIDS directly affects the country's economic and cultural development, social order and safety. Therefore, HIV/AIDS prevention and control must be considered a pivotal, urgent and long-term task that requires multisectoral coordination and intensified mobilization of the participation of the whole society;
b/ Investment in HIV/AIDS prevention and control means investment contributing to generating a sustainable development of the country, which would bring about both direct and indirect economic and social benefits. The State ensures the mobilization of all resources for HIV/AIDS prevention and control from now to 2010 and after 2010 suitable to the country's social-economic development capability and conditions in each period.
c/ To fight stigma and discrimination against HIV/AIDS-infected people; to increase the responsibilities of families and the society towards HIV/AIDS-infected people and the responsibilities of HIV/AIDS-infected people towards their families and the society;
 

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