18 December 2017 - Vietnam is aggressively seeking to control its HIV epidemic. Doing so requires developing and deploying new techniques to find and link every HIV-positive person to treatment. Earlier this year the USAID SHIFT project launched Enhanced Partner Notification, to support HIV patients from eight sites in Nghe An and Dien Bien to inform their partners of their status and encourage them to access testing. In its first five months the effort has helped notify 94 partners and persuaded 84 of them (89%) to access HIV testing and counseling. Of these, 32% were found positive, all of whom have now enrolled on treatment. Through Enhanced Partner Notification, USAID SHIFT is helping local authorities continually evolve their HIV case finding methods. In addition, the project and its partners are interrupting HIV transmission networks. As a result, Vietnam is continuing to make progress towards HIV epidemic control, while improving the health prospects for newly diagnosed HIV patients. Given these positive results, USAID SHIFT will help sites in additional districts and provinces to deploy Enhanced Partner Notification as well.