10 February 2017 - On January 17-18, USAID SHIFT trained 31 doctors and counselors representing 13 HIV treatment facilities (HTFs) in Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho and An Giang on counseling HIV patients on obtaining social health insurance (SHI) coverage. The training was designed to update participants on policies pertaining to SHI coverage of HIV services, and to equip them with information, key messages, and counseling skills to both promote SHI and to assist their HIV patients with SHI enrollment. The participants acknowledged the relevance of the workshop given recent government policy action calling for 100% SHI coverage among people living with HIV. USAID SHIFT will provide follow-up technical support to provincial AIDS center and HTFs to help ensure effective implementation of SHI promotion and counseling at the site level.