A children’s camp was held on November 25 to promote HIV awareness and prevention in the lead up to World AIDS Day (December 1). The camp was co-organised by HaiPhongCity and Save the Children UK in Vietnam. HIV/AIDS educators and volunteers from Hai Phong city’s five districts and precincts and 12 high-schools gathered at the camp. They decorated their camp with panels, slogans and paintings, calling on the community to join the fight against the epidemic and stop discrimination against HIV/AIDS patients. Hai Phong now stands second after northern Quang Ninh province in the number of HIV/AIDS carriers across the country. It has had more than 8,300 HIV carriers, including 2,394 dead, across all its precincts and districts. On the same day, neighbouring Hai Duong province held a meeting and demonstration to mark World AIDS Day involving more than 2,000 students and youth from the province’s agencies and armed forces. By September 30 this year, Hai Duong province had had 4,059 HIV carriers including 897 with full-blown AIDS and 714 dead.