US embassy cable - 02HANOI2010

ASSESSMENT OF FOREIGN POLICY IMPLICATIONS OF A PROPOSED DOMESTIC RESEARCH GRANT NO. 1 R03 AI052471-01 DIRECTLY TO A FOREIGN INSTITUTION.

Identifier: 02HANOI2010
Wikileaks: View 02HANOI2010 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy Hanoi
Created: 2002-08-14 06:39:00
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Tags: TBIO OSCI KSCA VM HIV
Redacted: This cable was not redacted by Wikileaks.
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140639Z Aug 02

2002HANOI02010 - UNCLASSIFIED
 
 
 
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FM AMEMBASSY HANOI
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 7279
INFO AMCONSUL HO CHI MINH CITY 
CDC ATLANTA GA
DEPTLABOR WASHDC
UNCLAS HANOI 002010 
 
SIPDIS 
 
NIH FOR KEVIN BIALY 
DEPT ALSO FOR EAP/BCLTV 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: TBIO, OSCI, KSCA, VM, HIV/AIDS 
SUBJECT: ASSESSMENT OF FOREIGN POLICY IMPLICATIONS OF A PROPOSED 
DOMESTIC RESEARCH GRANT NO. 1 R03 AI052471-01 DIRECTLY TO A 
FOREIGN INSTITUTION. 
 
REF: UNCLAS SECSTATE 128907 
 
1.  THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH'S (NIH) PROPOSED SUPPORT 
FOR A RESEARCH GRANT ON "GENDER RELATIONS, SEXUAL BEHAVIORS, AND 
PERCEIVED HIV RISK AMONG VIETNAMESE ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS" 
                       UNCLASSIFIED 
 
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WILL ONLY SERVE TO STRENGTHEN THE USG'S COMMITMENT IN ASSISTING 
VIETNAM IN PREVENTING THE FURTHER SPREAD OF HIV INFECTIONS, AS 
WELL AS STRENGTHENING FOREIGN RELATIONS WITH THE VIETNAMESE 
GOVERNMENT AND ITS PEOPLE.  OBJECTIVES PROPOSED BY KHANH HOA 
PROVINCE FOR THIS RESEARCH PROJECT COMPLIMENTS THE ACTIVITIES 
SUPPORTED BY CDC UNDER THE GLOBAL AIDS PROGRAM, AND AS SUCH, THE 
MISSION FULLY SUPPORTS THE FUNDING OF THIS PROPOSAL. 
 
2.   HIV/AIDS IN VIETNAM HAS RAPIDLY INCREASED OVER THE LAST 10 
YEARS.  ALTHOUGH CURRENTLY HIV IN VIETNAM IS STILL LARGELY IN 
HIGH-RISK GROUPS INCLUDING IDU AND CSW AND REMAINS LOW IN THE 
GENERAL POPULATION, THE EXPLOSIVE EPIDEMICS IN THAILAND AND 
CAMBODIA PRESENT A THREAT TO THE LOW NUMBER OF INFECTIONS IN 
VIETNAM.  CDC'S GLOBAL AIDS PROGRAM IS ONE THE LARGEST OF SEVERAL 
USG PROGRAMS WORKING COOPERATIVELY IN VIETNAM TO HELP PREVENT THE 
EPIDEMIC IN VIETNAM FROM BECOMING LIKE THAT OF THAILAND OR 
CAMBODIA.  THE U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (USAID) 
AND THE US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ARE ALSO SUPPORTING HIV PREVENTION 
PROGRAMS IN VIETNAM, WORKING WITH INTERNATIONAL AND LOCAL NGO'S 
AND VIETNAM'S MINISTRIES OF HEALTH AND LABOR IN DEVELOPING HIV 
INTERVENTIONS TARGETING HIGH-RISK POPULATIONS, PROGRAMS AIMED AT 
REDUCING STIGMA AND DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE, AND 
OPERATIONAL RESEARCH AND ASSESSMENTS TO BETTER UNDERSTAND AND 
DEVELOP PROGRAMS TARGETING HIGH RISK POPULATIONS. 
 
3.   OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS, CDC WILL WORK CLOSELY WITH THE 
VIETNAM GAP-LIFE REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE (MOH'S OPERATIONAL ARM FOR 
THIS COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT) IN CONDUCTING PROVINCIAL SITUATIONAL 
AND NEEDS ASSESSMENTS, DEVELOPING INTEGRATED VCT SYSTEMS IN 
THE 40 PROVINCES WITH THE HIGHEST HIV PREVALENCE, EXPANDING AND 
STRENGTHENING HIV/STD/TB SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS, AND PROVIDING 
                       UNCLASSIFIED 
 
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TRAINING TO STRENGTHEN THE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS OF HEALTH 
PROFESSIONALS FOR BETTER CARE AND SUPPORT OF PEOPLE LIVING WITH 
HIV OR THOSE WHO ARE AT HIGH RISK FOR CONTACTING THE DISEASE. 
 
4.   THIS RESEARCH PROJECT WILL PROVIDE FURTHER INSIGHT INTO THE 
SPECIFIC HIV RISK BEHAVIORS OF YOUNG PEOPLE AND WILL IN TURN HELP 
THE VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT TO BETTER DEVELOP PROGRAMS THAT WOULD 
SPECIFICALLY ADDRESS THE HIV PREVENTION NEEDS OF THIS VULNERABLE 
GROUP.  A RESEARCH PROJECT SUPPORTED BY NIH WILL BE RECOGNIZED BY 
THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITIES AND WILL FURTHER STRENGTHEN USG 
PROGRAMS AND POLICIES ABROAD. 
 
5.   CDC/GAP - HANOI WILL PROVIDE SUPPORT AS APPROPRIATE TO NIH 
AND KHANH HOA PROVINCIAL HEALTH SERVICE TO COORDINATE THE 
IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS RESEARCH PROJECT SHOULD NIH DECIDE TO FUND 
THIS PROPOSAL. 
 
PORTER 
 
                       UNCLASSIFIED 
 
 


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