5 January 2018 - Stigma and discrimination (S&D) remain major barriers to testing, treating and retaining people living with HIV (PLHIV) in Vietnam, particularly in mountainous and rural areas such as Dien Bien. On December 20-21 USAID SHIFT and Dien Bien Provincial AIDS Center led two trainings in Muong Ang district for District Health Center and Commune Health Station staff, hamlet health workers, and community-based supporters. Seventy-two total participants learned how to break down S&D barriers faced by key populations in their communities, as part of the advanced Mountainous Outreach Model (MOM). This includes protecting respecting the dignity and protecting the confidentiality of people at risk of and living with HIV, both in health settings and in their communities. As a result of the training, facility and community health personnel will help reduce one of the most pernicious causes of attrition along the HIV continuum from testing to treatment. These efforts, in turn, will help close remaining gaps to reaching 90-90-90 targets and a sustainable HIV response.