The Ministry of Health issued the Circular No. 15/2015/TT-BYT dated June 26, 2015 guiding the medical examination and treatment by health insurance for HIV-Positive people and people using HIV/AIDS related health care services, prescribing that HIV-positive people having health insurance who receive medical examination and treatment and people having health insurance who use HIV/AIDS related medical services shall have the benefits of health insurance policyholders within the limits prescribed by regulations of law on health insurance.

Guiding the medical examination and treatment by health insurance for HIV-Positive people
In particular, regarding people having health insurance who are HIV-positive or use HIV/AIDS related medical services, Health insurance funds shall cover the cost of medicine (including ARV), chemicals, medical equipment, technical services within the coverage of Health insurance funds; HIV testing for women who are in pregnant or childbirth according to professional request in case such expense is not covered by any other funds; abortion on HIV women; HIV diagnosis and testing, ARV and other HIV/AIDS examination and treatment services for children of HIV women; HIV testing in medical examination and treatment (excluding HIV testing for people who donate body parts, sperm, ovule)… Any medical facility treating people with ARV that is affiliated to medical centers of districts, HIV/AIDS prevention centers, preventive medical centers of provinces and other medical facilities eligible for providing medical services according to the legislations shall sign a contract with a social insurance organization for the provision and payment for medical examination and treatment service for HIV/AIDS infected people.
This Circular takes effect on August 15, 2015 and does not apply to HIV-positive people having health insurance who are in detentions, temporary detentions, compulsory education establishments, reform schools, compulsory rehabilitation centers, social protection establishments.

 

Source: LuatVietnam