AIDS is a development issue and to address it as such a full understanding of the epidemic’s socio-economic impacts is of crucial importance. In countries like Viet Nam, where the prevalence and general macro-economic impact of HIV is still low, the epidemic has nevertheless the power to reduce and even reverse gains made in poverty reduction and drive families affected with HIV into poverty.
This study was commissioned by the Parliamentary Committee for Social Affairs and UNDP. It provides evidence of the efforts being made to mitigate the socio-economic impact of the epidemic and identifies areas where more efforts are needed. The findings suggest that the impact of HIV on household poverty is significant and results from reduced income because of changes in employment and increased expenditures, especially for health care.
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