5 September 2017 - Vietnam is grappling with two massive challenges in its fight against HIV – to achieve epidemic control while weaning from external donor funding. Doing so requires that every action taken to reach, test, and treat people with HIV (PLHIV) is as efficient and effective as possible. The USAID SHIFT project, through its partnership with the Ho Chi Minh City Provincial AIDS Center (HCMC PAC) and Blue Sky Club, is helping meet these aims. Last week HCMC PAC and implementing partners reviewed FY17 Q3 results. They showed that USAID SHIFT/Blue Sky Club had successfully linked 100% of the 277 PLHIV they diagnosed in the quarter to treatment, versus <50% linked in other HCMC sites. USAID SHIFT trained and motivated Blue Sky Club community-based supporters and leaders to counsel every diagnosed PLHIV on the importance of getting on treatment as soon as possible, and making HIV treatment services in HCMC palatable to the men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM) community the organization serves. USAID SHIFT and Blue Sky Club are exemplifying how to make the most of every day and dollar invested, preventing the need to spend valuable time and resources to track down and convince previously diagnosed PLHIV to enroll in treatment.