Hanoi (VNA), Oct. 23 -- Most National Assembly (NA) deputies agreed on the need to issue a law amending and supplementing a number of articles in the Law on HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control , on the fourth day of the legislature's 10th sitting , on October 23.

Acting Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long presented the proposal for the draft law.

He said the rate of HIV infections in Vietnam has fallen continuously over the last 12 years and now stands at less than 0.3 percent.

The amendments and supplements aim to create a legal corridor in order to complete the target of basically wiping out the disease by 2030, Long stressed, as set out in Resolution No 20-NQ/TW from the 12th Party Central Committee.

Deputies then heard a report asses...