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Table 3 Availability of ART sites according to different levels of HIV burden in 2009

From: A new analytical framework of 'continuum of prevention and care' to maximize HIV case detection and retention in care in Vietnam

  High burden province Middle burden province Low burden province
  n (%) n (%) n (%)
Number of provinces 8   29   26  
Number of districts 122   300   268  
Number of ART sites 80   88   39  
District with ART 65   72   30  
Density of ART site (%)   65.6   29.3   14.6
(Number of ART sites / Number of districts x 100)
Estimated number of patients needing ART 36,682 (58.0) 21,197 (33.5) 5,409 (8.5)
Number of patients on ART 25,449 (70.7) 8,464 (23.5) 2,095 (5.8)
Estimated number of patients needing ART per district 301   71   20  
Number of ART patients per district 209   28   8  
ART coverage (%)       
(Number of patients on ART / Estimated number of patients needing ART x 100)   69.4   39.9   38.7
  1. Remark: High burden province: over 300 reported cases per district and over 150 patients needing ART per district;
  2. Middle burden province: over 100 reported cases per district or over 50 patients needing ART per district;
  3. Low burden: less than 100 reported cases per district and less than 50 patients needing ART per district.
  4. (Source: COPC review group: Unpublished report; 2010, Do TN: Unpublished presentation; 2010).