Tags : HIV


Thailand launches online campaign to cut HIV/Aids among gay men

In a bid to prevent HIV/Aids among homosexual men, the Thai Red Cross Society Aids research centre, the Disease Control Department, and other groups have joined forces to launch Asean’s first online “edutainment” health campaign for homosexual men at www.adamslove.org. Centre director Praphan Phanuphak told a press conference on Tuesday that, out of some 500,000-600,000 […]Read More


Taiwan: 5 recipients got organs from HIV-infected donor

TAIWAN – The National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) yesterday offered a public apology for mistakenly transplanting to five recipients the organs of an HIV-infected donor on Wednesday, putting them at a high risk of contracting AIDS. Tan Ching-ding, a medical affairs secretary of NTUH, and Hung Chien-ching, a physician-in-charge at the hospital, expressed the apology […]Read More


New technology in Thailand to examine if babies have HIV

The Department of Medical Science has invented a new technique called in-house DNA-PCR which was developed to detect HIV infection in new born babies. It is easy and accurate and could be carried out in remote areas. Deputy Director General of the Department MD Pratom Sawanpanyalert said the method was considered to cheaper for the […]Read More


Thai adolescents having STD on the rise

BANGKOK, 21 April 2011 (NT)-The Ministry of Public Health has revealed that children as young as 13 years old have been diagnosed with sexually transmitted disease (STD) with the society to blame for the STD among Thai adolescents. The Bureau of Epidemiology’s Director, Dr. Manit Theeratantikanon expressed his concerns over the lack of strict regulations […]Read More


Thailand to give out free condoms to cut HIV/AIDS infections

BANGKOK, 31 March 2011 (NNT) – The Ministry of Public Health has launched ‘condom points’ to provide condoms and lubricants for people, especially homosexual groups, free of charge in an effort to cut HIV/AIDS infection rate in the country. Speaking in a national HIV/AIDS seminar this week, Permanent Secretary for Public Health Medical Doctor Paijit […]Read More


Thailand records 1.1 million total HIV/AIDS cases: Public Health Ministry

NONTHABURI, March 29 – Thailand’s Public Health Ministry on Tuesday reported that the cumulative number of people living with HIV has reached 1.1 million while about 10,000 others became newly infected each year with the deadly virus. Speaking during the 13th national seminar on the HIV/AIDS situation in Thailand, Dr Chawetsan Namwat, chief of the […]Read More


Thai Health Ministry launches ambitious anti Aids programme

The Public Health Ministry and its allies are implementing many measures to achieve the goals of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero Aids related deaths. “For example, we have provided 16 to 30 hours of sex education to students each year. We have also provided friendly services to people in at risk groups […]Read More


HIV-Positive Musician Jailed for Sex with Thai Children

Carsten Bohm a 65-year-old former member of 1980s folk music group Godewind has been imprisoned for 403 cases of unprotected sex with child prostitutes, despite knowing he was HIV positive. Due to his HIV status, which he reportedly did not reveal, the man was also accused of attempting to infect his victims. The man admitted […]Read More