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Thai research team studies efficacy of HIV vaccine

A Thai research team is working on two new studies to see how a vaccine can boost people’s immunity against HIV. “These studies will help us determine if a vaccine can strengthen immunity against the virus,” Prof Dr Punnee Pitisuttithum, chief of Mahidol University’s Vaccine Research Centre, said. About 500,000 to 600,000 people are living […]Read More


Over 1 million Thais are infected with HIV-AIDs

BANGKOK, 18 March 2012 (NNT) – The Public Health Ministry reports that the number of HIV/AIDs patients in Thailand is on the rise with over 1 million patients currently. At the annual HIV/AIDs conference held in Chiang Mai, Public Health Minister Wittaya Buranasiri disclosed that HIV/AIDs is an incurable chronic disease of which more than […]Read More


Taxi driver arrested in Bangkok for robbery, rape

A taxi driver who says he is HIV-positive has been arrested in Bangkok for allegedly robbing and raping at least 10 passengers, Metropolitan Police Bureau deputy chief Saroj Phromcharoen police said on Monday. Police received a report from a couple who hired Kaew Sangmuang, the 43-year-old cab driver, to transport them and their belongings, including […]Read More


Thailand will be AIDS free in 2016

BANGKOK, 16 January 2011 (NNT) – Bangkok’s City Hall is working in collaboration with The Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre and the Department of Disease Control to transform Thailand into an AIDS-free country by 2016. Presiding over the AIDS-free campaign “Getting to zero”,Permanent Secretary for the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration Mr. Charoenrat Chutikarn, said a […]Read More


Thailand found over 10,000 new HIV/AIDS patients in 2011

BANGKOK, 10 January 2012 (NNT) – The Public Health Ministry has made public the number of HIV/AIDS patients in 2011, saying over 10,000 new patients were found last year alone. According to the Public Health Ministry, over 1 million people were infected with the deadly disease in 2011, with nearly half still alive. The statistics […]Read More


Phuket ‘Number 3’ in Thailand for AIDS

PHUKET: Phuket has the third-highest reported incidence of HIV/AIDS in Thailand, with Patong having one of the highest concentrations of people in the province contracting the virus, the Health Office has revealed. “The current statistics for HIV/AIDS-infected patients in Phuket is quite shocking,” Dr Wiwat Seetamanotch, Deputy Director of the Phuket Public Health Office, told […]Read More


23 Indian Children Get HIV from Transfusions

Authorities in western India say at least 23 children suffering from a rare genetic disorder have tested positive for HIV after receiving tainted blood transfusions. Officials say the youngsters’ HIV status was discovered at Junagadh Civil Hospital where they were among at least 100 thalassemic children receiving regular transfusions.Read More


Bangkok: Scientists Gather for AIDS Vaccine 2011

The largest conference on AIDS vaccine development is being held in Bangkok, Thailand FROM September 12th to the 15th. Researchers will discuss how to build on recent advances in a time of tight budgets. Organizers of the conference, known as AV-2011, say a “safe and effective AIDS vaccine would be one of the greatest public […]Read More