Tags : HIV


Thai-US cooperation in HIV, COVID-19 vaccine development

BANGKOK(NNT) – Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul, and the Ambassador of the United States of America (USA) to the Kingdom of Thailand, Michael George DeSombre, have agreed to strengthen cooperation between the two nations in COVID-19 vaccine development in Thailand. The Public Health Minister says the Thai government is ready to […]Read More


OraQuick HIV Self-Testing Kit Available at BOOTS

BANGKOK(NNT) – The Department of Disease Control has launched an HIV Self-Test Kit at 36 branches of BOOTs around Bangkok and nearby provinces, to allow people to know faster if they have HIV and get treatment as soon as possible. Doctor Suwanchai Wattana-Yingcharoenchai, Director-General of the Department of Disease Control together with representatives of partner […]Read More


PrEP HIV-prevention med makes progress in Thailand

BANGKOK (NNT) – The Thai Red Cross Society has held a seminar following up on PrEP pre-exposure HIV prevention medicine services in Thailand, where the drugs are offered to persons in risk groups, helping them prevent becoming infected. The medication, which will accumulate within the body, after a period of daily administration, can help destroy […]Read More


Researchers report second patient ‘cured’ of HIV

For the second time in the history of the AIDS crisis, doctors have reported a patient to be in “long-term remission” from HIV infection, or in simpler terms, “cured”. This case, published Tuesday in Nature by a research team led by scientists from University College London and Imperial College London, is the first reported success […]Read More


Public Health Ministry aims to end AIDS problem by 2030

On the occasion of the World’s AIDS Day on December 1, the Ministry of Public Health has set a target to resolve AIDS problems by reducing the number of new cases of people infected with HIV to a maximum of 1,000 and the fatality rate of AIDS sufferers to not exceeding 4,000 cases per year […]Read More


WHO approves Thailand’s anti-HIV Efavirenz

The World Health Organization (WHO) has certified Thailand’s anti-HIV drug Efavirenz developed by the Government Pharmaceutical Organization. GPO chairman Dr Sophon Mekthon told a press conference on Friday that Efavirenz tablet (600 grammes) was Thailand’s first anti-HIV drug and the only medication from Asean which has passed WHO prequalification programme and incorporated into WHO prequalified […]Read More


BMA poised to lower HIV infection by 90% in 2020

BANGKOK, 30th March 2018 (NNT) – Health officials in Bangkok have met to discuss the situation in regard to HIV/AIDS in the capital city. The meeting, chaired by Deputy Governor of Bangkok Thaweesak Lertprapan, was held at the Asia Hotel in Ratchathewi district. Topics on the agenda included the role of the Communicable Disease Act […]Read More


Some sex workers in Samut Sakhon tested positive for HIV

Chief of Samut Sakhon public health office disclosed that some sex workers in this province tested positive for HIV and they continue work as usual. After having reported about an HIV-infected sex worker who admitted that she still works in sex trade because she has no other alternative and has to feed her family, Thai […]Read More